How do I know if I have an STI or BBV?
Most STIs and BBVs have no obvious symptoms, so you and your partner/s may have one without knowing it. The only way to know is to get tested regularly.
STIs can sometimes show the following symptoms:
- discharge from the genitals
- pain when peeing
- pain during sex
- unusual sores lumps rashes
- unusual bleeding patterns
Sometimes symptoms go away by themselves, but if left untreated, the infection can stay in your body and cause harm.
BBVs sometimes cause symptoms, including loss of appetite, nausea, and fever.
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