Sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) can affect sexual and reproductive health. Some STBBI can also have a significant effect on the overall health and well-being of people who are infected.
STBBI include the following:
- Hepatitis C
- Infections caused by the human papilloma virus (genital warts, some cancers)
These infections often cause few or no symptoms. Therefore, individuals can easily get
and then spread an infection without knowing it.
Unprotected sexual activities can increase the risks of getting an STBBI.