STDs are Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and STIs are Sexually Transmitted Infections. STDs/STIs are contracted through sexual activity or genital contact with a person who is already infected. Many STDs/STIs do not cause any obvious symptoms and can be spread without either the carrier or recipient knowing. Without treatment STDs/STIs can possibly develop serious complications. The Department of Health recommends that anyone under the age of 25 who is sexually active should get tested for STDs/STIs annually.
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