Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections (STIS)
STIs are infections that are transmitted from one person to another, especially during sexual contact. Often, an STI does not cause symptoms, but can leave significant sequelae if not treated.
A person is contagious, even without symptoms.
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Are you at risk?
Anyone who has unprotected sex or shares drug-using equipment may be at risk of getting an STI. Among those most affected, we find:
- young people aged 15 to 24;
- men who have sex with other men;
- people who give or receive a gift or money in exchange for sex;
- drug users who share their equipment (e.g., syringes, straws, pipes, etc.);
- persons detained.
Protect yourself, even for oral sex!
- Use condoms for penetration and fellatio.
- Use a dam for cunnilingus and anilingus.
- Get tested.
STI screening tests are easy, free and confidential.
1. Do you have any symptoms?
- Consult your family doctor or a doctor at a walk-in clinic.
2. You don't have any symptoms? You can consult:
- Info-Santé at 811 or your family doctor;
- the planning, sexual health and family planning clinic;
- the health department of your high school, CEGEP or university;
- a youth clinic (French);
- Integrated services for the detection and prevention of STIs.