Melissa Kang does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Sexuality is a means of pleasure, fulfilment and intimate connection with other humans. But it can also be a source of anguish. An STI check is one or more tests performed on a person who has no symptoms but is potentially at risk of having one or more sexually transmitted infections.
HIV: Sexual Transmission, Risk Factors, & Prevention
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Back to Sexual health. Find out about the risks of getting a sexually transmitted infection STI from different sexual activities. This is because infections can be present in pre-ejaculate fluid pre-come. Even shallow insertion of the penis into the vagina sometimes called dipping carries risks for both partners.
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HIV progressively destroys the cellular part of the immune system—particularly types of white blood cells called CD4 cells—which, over time, makes the person become immunodeficient 1. As the HIV infection develops in the body, the person will become more and more immunodeficient until they reach a point where they are classified as having Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome AIDS. There is no cure for HIV 1. But, if a person does become infected with HIV there are treatments available which can help keep a person healthy.
The Human Papilloma Virus HPV is not one virus, but a family of about different ones that cause common warts, genital warts and some cancers. Even people with one lifetime partner can get HPV, if their partner has it. About 40 types of HPV are passed on through sexual contact.