If you have sex with other people, there may sometimes be a risk of infection. There are many different sexually transmitted infections (STIs). However, some are more common than others and some are more dangerous than others. Yet, they all have one thing in common: They are all treatable.

Checkpoints can advise you about STIs in general and about your personal risk. Some STIs can also be tested for after the counselling session. The exact tests available vary from checkpoint to checkpoint. As such, we recommend that you check with your local checkpoint beforehand.

It is important to detect STIs early. Most only become dangerous when they remain undetected and damage the body for years. If you have sex frequently and/or with different partners, you should be tested at least once a year, even if you do not have any symptoms. If you notice any changes to your skin or mucous membranes in your intimate areas, pain when urinating, or other symptoms, you should consult a doctor immediately.

Below you will find a brief overview of different STIs. The section also contains information about how to reduce the risk of infection with each STI. This is only an overview. If you would like to know more, visit a checkpoint for further advice.