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The 2016 Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections in Windsor and Essex County report, as prepared by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, provides insight into the burden of reportable sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) in Windsor-Essex County during the previous ten year period of 2005 to 2014.
Some adults back on the dating scene are often not aware that the “safer-sex talks” of high school are still applicable to them as adults. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise in adults.
HPV is a very common virus that can cause many types of cancers, including cervical, penile, and anal cancer, and genital warts.
Hepatitis B is a virus that can permanently damage your liver and is a leading cause of liver cancer. There is no cure for hepatitis B, and it can sometimes lead to death.
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted bacteria that is spread by sexual contact with an infected person.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted bacteria that is spread by sexual contact with an infected person.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted bacteria that is spread by sexual contact with an infected person, sharing needles or from mother to her unborn child.
Hepatitis C is a virus that you can get from contact with an infected person’s blood.