Term: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-12-03


STIs are infections that are transmitted through sexual contact (oral, vaginal or anal) with an infected individual. Blood-borne infections are transmitted by blood. Some infections (e.g.: HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and syphilis) are capable of being transmitted through both sexual and blood-borne transmission routes.

Source: Manitoba Health Web site - Communicable Disease Control: Sexually Transmitted and Bloodborne Infections Web Page - accessed July 4, 2012.

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