HIV / Aids

The Link between STIs and HIV

If Sexually Transmitted Infections [STI’s] are present, a person is more susceptible to contracting HIV due to the presence of other bacteria and lesions or sores that provide a perfect entry point. The presence of STIs are also a clear indication of unprotected sex taking place, making the individual vulnerable to contracting HIV.

It is important to note two things:

  1. WSW do get STI’s and
  2. STI’s in women often go unnoticed and undiagnosed.

It is important that we know the signs of different STI’s and go to our doctor or clinic if we think we may have a STI.