Sexual health mythbusters

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Myth: condoms fail, so I will not use them

Fact: condoms are the most effective way to prevent most sexually transmitted infection (STIs). The most common reason for failure of a condom is not using it correctly.

 

Myth: I can’t use condoms because I’m allergic to latex

Fact: latex-free condoms are available for those who are allergic to latex. Not using condoms greatly increases the risk of catching a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

 

Myth: I will have to pay for my HIV tests and treatments in the clinics

Fact: all tests and treatments provided in Umbrella clinics are free.

 

Myth: if I don’t have any symptoms, I am clear of STIs

Fact: not everybody with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) shows signs or symptoms of the infection. If left untreated, STIs may result in serious and difficult-to-treat complications.

 

Myth: if you are a good judge

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