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Sexually transmitted infections
Most people will have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) at some point (also referred to as a “venereal disease”).
Bacteria and viruses, such as humane papillomaviruses, chlamydia or gonorrhea, are fairly common. Not all cases lead to an infection, but any infections, which go unnoticed (as they are symptomless), bear the risk of serious secondary diseases.
All sexually transmitted diseases can be treated, if they are recognized at an early stage. Condoms significantly reduce the risk of infection, but the risk cannot be excluded. In case of changing sexual partners, it is recommended to have tests done regularly, such as once or twice a year.
The following applies to people with HIV:
If you frequently change your partner, you should have tests done for so-called STI’s (sexually transmitted infections) every three months.
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