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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

 

What is an STI?

A sexually transmitted infection (STI) is caused by an organism that can be passed from one person to another during sex or through intimate contact. Some people use the term STI or STD (sexually transmitted disease)  interchangable. The term STI is broader and more encompassing because some infections are curable and may not cause any symptoms.

 

How does someone get an STI?

 STIs are typically passed between sexual partners through unprotected sex (oral, vaginal or anal). Some are transmitted through skin-to-skin contact. Using condoms or other barriers during sex reduces your chances of transmitting many STIs. 

 

How do I know if I have an STI?

You can get tested for an STI at several on-campus locations:

Student Health Services 

Student Health Services offers sexually transmitted infection testing by appointments. To make an appointment to get tested at Student Health, call (631) 632-6740. 

Recreation and Wellness

Students can visit Recreation and Wellness on Wednesday's 12-4pm to receive free HIV, Hep C, STI/STD testing offered through  Project Safety Net .  At the same time students can also receive PreP resources and support from specialists. 

 

 

Looking to learn more about STIs? 

Read more about STIs through The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website.