STI/HIV FACTS

  • 28-day pill regimen taken AFTER an HIV exposure
  • MUST be taken within 72 hours
  • May go to emergency room to access
  • Daily pill taken to reduce the risk of HIV transmission
  • Studies show 99% efficacy
  • MUST be HIV negative and have all STI tests done before starting PrEP
  • Should have 3-month follow-ups with provider
  • Bacterial infection
  • Found in throat, penis, vagina and/or rectum
  • Symptoms varies from discharge from penis, burning while urinating, and/or no symptoms
  • Tested through urine or swabs (throat/rectum)
  • Cured with antibiotics
  • Bacterial infection
  • Found in throat, penis, vagina and/or rectum
  • Symptoms varies from discharge from penis, burning while urinating, and/or no symptoms
  • Tested through urine or swabs (throat/rectum)
  • Cured with antibiotics
  • Bacterial infection
  • Found in throat, penis, vagina and/or rectum
  • Symptoms varies from small sores on lips, mouth, penis, vagina and/or rectum, rash on body, enlarged lymph nodes, headache, numbness, difficulty moving arms and legs, vision changes and/or no symptoms
  • Tested through blood sample
  • Cured with antibiotics
  • Viral infection
  • Two types of HSV
    • Oral herpes (cold sores or fever blister)
    • Genital herpes (found on penis, vagina, and/or rectum)
  • Symptoms are small, painful, blister like sores on penis, vagina, and/or rectum or may not show any symptoms at all
  • Tested through swab of lesion and/or upon physical exam from a medical provider
  • NOT curable but can be treated with antivirals
  • Viral infection
  • Causes genital warts which are bumps on the penis, vagina, and/or rectum and sometimes mouth/lips
  • There are HPV viruses that cause cervical cancer, which you test from a PAP smear. There are also HPV viruses that cause rectal cancer, which you test from a rectal pap smear.
  • May take the HPV vaccine (recommended under age 26), warts can be removed by freezing or creams

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  • Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver; three common types (Hep A, B, and C)
  • Hep A
    • Can be passed on through oral/rectal contact via food or anal type of sex (rimming)
    • Symptoms may include weakness, dark urine, jaundice and/or enlarged liver
    • May get a vaccine or individual’s immune system will clear the infection on its own
  • Hep B & C
    • Can be passed on through needle-sharing and sex
    • Symptoms may include weakness, dark urine, jaundice and/or enlarged liver
    • May get a vaccine for Hep B and Hep C
    • There is medication to cure Hep C
  • Viral infection
  • Most people have no symptoms for many years, then can get very sick. When first infected, some people have a fever, rash, enlarged lymph nodes, sore throat,  or headache.
  • Transmitted through six bodily fluids: blood, semen, pre-come, vaginal fluids, anal fluids, and breast milk (mother-to-child transmission)
  • Tested through oral swab and/or blood
  • NOT curable but can be treated with antivirals
  • Viral infection
  • Advanced stage of HIV
  • Must be diagnosed by a medical provider
  • NOT curable but can be treated with antivirals

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(510) 972-HIVE

(510) 972-4483