The decision to be sexually active is a personal choice.

Access to medically accurate sexual health information is your right. 

Condoms are a great way to protect yourself against pregnancy, HIV, and other sexually transmitted diseases/infections. 

But they aren't fool-proof. 

Knowing your risk and getting tested at regular intervals are important parts of maintaining your sexual health.


If you think you are at an increased risk for HIV, be sure to consider PrEP for HIV prevention. 


You can get syphilis by direct contact with a syphilis sore during vaginal, anal, or oral sex.


You can get chlamydia by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has chlamydia.


You can get gonorrhea by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has gonorrhea.

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You can get genital herpes by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the disease.


You can get HPV by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the virus.


The parasite passes from an infected person to an uninfected person during sex. 



Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection in women ages 15-44.




Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of a woman’s reproductive organs. It is a complication often caused by some STDs.



Mycoplasma Genitalium is a type of bacteria. You get it by sexual touching, sexual rubbing, or  having oral, vaginal, or anal sex with someone who has it.



Condoms can help to reduce your risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease or infection.



Regular screening can help you identify a disease or infection and get the treatment you need.

Find PrEP

PrEP is a medication that can protect against HIV.


HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus. This virus can weaken a person's immune system by destroying important cells that fight infection and disease. HIV can be transmitted sexually or through needle sharing.

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STOP HIV IOWA has great resources on HIV in Iowa and a variety of services.

This website was created by the HIV Special Projects Division of NuCara Pharmacy in partnership with STOP HIV IOWA. If you have questions or comments, please use the CONTACT US link.

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