STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections)

Learn the Facts

Anybody with STI has a higher risk of getting HIV/AIDS

STIs Can Be Cured If You Go And Get Treatment As Early As Possible

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What does STI mean?
Major Complaints
What are STIs?
How Are STIs Transmitted?
Specific Signs And Symptoms
Learn the Facts

What does STI mean?

S = Sexually
T = Transmitted
I = Infections

Who can get STI?

Anybody can get STI as long as you are having unprotected sex.
The following groups are more at risk of getting STI:
● People with more than one sexual partners
● Sex workers
● Truck Drivers
● Children who are born from women with STI

Prevention and Control of STIs

● Abstain from sex
● Be faithful
● Use condoms always
● Always complete the course of your treatment
● Do not have sex when you have signs and symptoms of STI
● Stop buying drugs across the counter without the doctor order

What Are Some Of The Major Complaints If STIs Are Not Treated On Time?

In Men

  • Inability to bear child
  • Blockage of the passage of urine (Urethral)

In Women

  • Inability to bear child
  • Menstruation problems
  • Tubal pregnancies
  • Abortion

In Children

  • Blindness
  • Mental retardation
  • Congenital Syphilis
  • Death

What are STIs?

  • STIs are group of infections that are spread from one person to another mostly through sexual intercourse with STI infected person
  • STIs are caused by various germs such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, ectoparasites and fungus


  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Syphilis
  • Chancroid


  • Candida


  • Human Immune-Deficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Herpes Simplex Virus I & II
  • Hepatitis Virus (B)
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)


  • Trichomonas vaginalis [itchy fish]
  • Entamoeba hystolytical


  • Public Louse
  • Scabies

How Are STIs Transmitted?

STIs are transmitted by the following ways:

  • Having unprotected Sex with an STI infected person
  • From Mother to Child transmission
  • Transfusion of untested blood or blood product
  • Sharing blood or body fluids, contaminated instruments (needles, razor blade)

Specific Signs And Symptoms


  • Discharge from the penis
  • Pain in the testicles
  • Sores on the penis
  • Itching or swelling in and around the private parts


  • Discharge from the cervix
  • Vaginal itching and sores
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Growth on the vagina

Learn the Facts

  • Many STI can be cured
  • Seek early treatment by going to the hospital/clinic
  • Do not buy drugs on your own without the doctor order
  • Visit the nearest health facility if you have STI problems
  • Prevent STI And Have Healthy Children