Unusual discharge from the penis or vagina
Many people who have an STBBI don’t have any symptoms at all. The only way to know for sure if you or your partner have one is to get tested. It is important to make testing a part of your regular health routine.
Some possible symptoms:
Burning sensation when urinating (peeing)
Pain in the genitals or lower abdomen
Itching, sores or bumps in the genital area
Unusual bleeding or bleeding after intercourse
A bad smell
Is there a cure for STBBIs?
Some STBBIs are curable and some are treatable. If an STBBI is curable, the person will no longer have it once given the proper medication. But, the person could get the STBBI again. If an STBBI is treatable, the STBBI stays in the body because it is spread by a virus. But there are treatments to manage the symptoms.
The earlier STBBIs are detected, the more easily they are cured or treated. Early detection can also prevent long term complications. Because STBBIs often have no symptoms, routine testing is an important part of taking care of ourselves.
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