There is a syphilis outbreak in Alberta. Use protection. Get tested.
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Have you heard about dickgitis? What about vagfluenza, scrotoma or buttholiosis? If you haven’t, it’s ok. There aren’t a whole slew of new STIs for you to be worried about. Just new strains of the ones we’ve all come to know and fear.
Names like HPV, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Chlamydia have been said and heard countless times. Sometimes the words lose their seriousness because we’re so used to hearing them, but the STIs they represent still pack a wallop.
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There’s more than one way to talk about STIs, the important thing is that they get talked about. When everyone’s aware, we can all do our part to protect each other and lower the rates of STIs in Alberta.
If you notice just one symptom, get tested. IF LEFT UNTREATED, STIs can have lasting effects on your health and fertility. Even without a symptom, always see your doctor or sexual health service if you think you could have been exposed to an STI.