I don't want to get an STI - how can I protect myself?

An STI (sexually transmitted infection) is an infection that is spread from person to person through sexual contact. If you're going to have sex, there is only one way to protect yourself from getting an STI, that's by practicing safe sex. And it can't just be safe sex some of the time, or even most of the time… it really has to be safe sex every time!

Get protected NOW:

Always use a condom

Having unprotected sex increases your chances of getting an STI, so always use a condom!

Stick with one partner

Having more than one sexual partner puts you at higher risk of getting an STI. So, stick to one partner and stay faithful to each other.

If you have any signs of an STI, get treated

Having an STI puts you at a higher risk of getting another one. If you have any signs of an STI (discharge, rash or sores on your vagina or penis) go to the clinic to get tested and treated as soon as possible.

If your partner has had an STI, make sure you get tested and treated

Sometimes you don't know you have an STI, as you may not have any symptoms. If your partner has been diagnosed with an STI, or you think she/he may have an STI, get tested and treated yourself!

Remember it is also OK to say no if you don't want to have sex. This is a sure way to protect yourself from getting an STI!

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B-Wise User Lopol 13 April 2020 12:50

Hi wat is de safest way to impregnate a woman

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 April 2020 18:01

Hi there,

The safest way is to both get tested for HIV to make sure that you are not infected. 

B-Wise User Anonymous 16 February 2020 14:27

What do I do when I keep having a re-occuring STI that I was treated for?

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2020 13:33

Hi there, thank you for your question. We can understand why this may worry you. It would be best for you to visit your local clinic so they can check you up and give you the right treatment that you need. Remember to always use condoms every time you have sex. It is important that your partner is also treated to prevent repeat infection. Using condoms every time you have sex will stop this from happening again.

B-Wise User Anonymous 25 August 2019 17:55

Is STI a curable disease or it cannot be cure?

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 August 2019 15:32

Hi there, learn about STIs here https://bwisehealth.com/category/sti

B-Wise User Anonymous 20 August 2019 17:31

I jst had unsafe sex with my partner and I have never checked before.I don't know if I will get infected or get pregnant?

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 August 2019 11:13

Hi thank you for your question. You can find your answers here What to do if you have unprotected sex 

B-Wise User Anonymous 2 May 2019 13:04

Having one partner and being loyal to him/her is the second best way, using protection such as condom is the first

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 May 2019 12:24

Hi there, you are correct! 

B-Wise User Anonymous 6 April 2019 16:44

What is the main cause of colon cancer?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 April 2019 13:20

Hi thank you for your question, there isnt one specific cause of colon cancer there are many different cause such as genetics, eating habits or even your lifestyle

B-Wise User Anonymous 8 March 2019 16:44

Hy am 19 years n have a 11months baby.after I gave birth 6months later I started seeing white discharge coming out of my vagina n having blank marks under my breasts n also experiencing pain while urinating are this truly symptoms of STI n if so what can I do

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 March 2019 22:33

Dear Anonymous. This may be a sign of infection, especially if you had any tears or cuts while giving birth. It’s best that you visit your local clinic and speak to a nurse or a doctor and they can further examine you and give you the correct treatment. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near you.

B-Wise User Anonymous 22 October 2018 09:26

I'm 33year old female whose passing urine a lot. At night I'm not getting a good sleep cause I'm waking up more than 7 times. The urine is coming out fast but when I'm about to finish it I have to push hard for it to pass out. It seems like something is putting is putting pressure on my bladder. It started 2years back. Sometimes if I drink liquid , l pass urine seconds after swallowing the liquid. Dr what could be the cause and how to treat it. I'm drinking more than 2 liters of water and about 1 liter of juice/Green Tea every day.

B-Wise Expert Expert 22 October 2018 13:53

Hi anonymous, thank you for your question. It seems as though you may have a bladder problem that is affecting how you pass urine. It's best that you visit your local clinic to get yourself checked by a doctor or a nurse and they will give you the correct treatment. You can find and rate your nearest clinic here http://ow.ly/fins30mk8ua

B-Wise User Anonymous 16 April 2017 19:55

What do I do if I sleep with a woman who had abortion in the street and didn't get medical attention?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 April 2018 12:13

Hi there, thank you for your question. That seems to be a serious case, it is very important that you and the women should go get tested for HIV and STIs as soon as possible.