STI Tutorial & Quiz
First, let’s tackle what ‘sexually transmitted infection’ actually MEANS.
‘Infection’ means an invasion of your body by something foreign.
A virus is one example of ‘something foreign’ – there are lots of other examples. Infections often, but not always, cause illness.
‘Transmitted’ refers to the way in which an infection is passed on. For example, an infection could be transmitted through the air – this would happen if you breathed in a virus that someone else has sneezed out.
‘Sexually’ means ‘through sexual contact’.
THEREFORE – a sexually transmitted infection is:
"an invasion of your body by something foreign passed on to you through sexual contact."
Get it? Got it? - GOOD.