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STBBIs are common infections that can be passed from one person to another during sexual contact (e.g. oral, anal and vaginal). Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are other names for STBBIs. STBBIs can pass from person to person through bodily fluids, sharing needles, or through contaminated tools such as tattoo or body piercing equipment. Some STBBIs cause sores that contain the viruses or bacteria that cause STBBIs. Touching the sores through genital skin-to-skin contact can also spread an infection.

Some examples of STBBIs are chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), but there are more than 20 types of STBBIs. Genital herpes and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) area other STBBIs which can pass from one person to another through intimate skin-to-skin contact.

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Peel Region – Types of STIs

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