Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually transmitted infections, e.g., HIV, syphilis, papillomavirus, gonorrhoea and hepatitis, amongst others, are infections acquired while practicing unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected person. The incidence of sexually transmitted infections has increased in recent years, particularly in young adults and men who have sex with men.

Sexually Transmitted Infections explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
People are not as frightened of contracting HIV any more, and this means a lot of them are no longer taking precautions, and are not using barrier methods any more when they have sex. This has clearly increased other sexually transmitted infections.

Substantiated information by:

Irene Fuertes
José Luis Blanco
Mercè Alsina
Núria Borrell

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018


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