Sex can be one of life's great pleasures, especially
when you know the facts and can make choices to
STDresource.com is BC's information resource for sexually transmitted
diseases (STDs). These diseases are also sometimes called sexually transmitted
infections (STIs) or venereal disease (VD). STIs are generally transmitted
through various forms of sexual contact or activity. With some, the
symptoms can be seen and can include lumps, bumps, sores, rashes and/or
discharge, but with others the symptoms are invisible.
The only way to know for sure if you have an STI is to get tested.
There are several clinics in BC that specialize in testing and treating
STIs, or you can visit your family doctor.
If you choose to visit a clinic, our "Getting
Help and Getting Tested" section will help you
find one near you and tell you what to expect
when you get there.
For those of you looking for information on how
to stay safe, we recommend "How
To Protect Myself and Others".
The information here covers such things as the
types of protection available, how to talk to
your partner about using protection and how to
use protection properly. We also want to help and encourage you to get tested regularly.
No matter what your situation is, STDresource.com
is here to inform you so you continue to enjoy
one of life's great pleasures.