Sexually transmitted infection (STI)

An STI is an infection you can get if you have sex with someone who has the infection. You can get an STI from any person with whom you have sex. It does not matter if your partner is the same sex or the opposite sex. It’s really important to know that it’s not WHO you are but what you DO that puts you at risk of HIV and other STIs.

Types of STIs

STIs can be broken down into three groups: bacterial, viral, and infestations. It is important to know the differences between them.

For more information on STIs we recommend STD We have included links below to their pages on STIs.

STIs caused by viruses

  • Herpes (HSV)
  • Genital warts (HPV)
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis A, B and C


STIs caused by bacteria

  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomonas
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)


STIs caused by infestations

  • Scabies
  • Pubic lice (Crabs)


If you have any questions or concerns about STIs feel free to call the Bute Street Clinic here at QMUNITY.