Sexually Transmitted Infections
STI stands for sexually transmitted infection.
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV spreads through the body and targets the immune system, making it hard for the body to fight off illnesses.
Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite, where microscopic mites burrow into the upper layer of the skin and lay their eggs, causing itchiness and spreading infection.
Hepatitis is a virus that affects the liver, which filters our blood. Many people in Canada are vaccinated for both Hep A and Hep B (Twinrix) together.
HPV is a very common sexually transmitted infection. HPV is so common that it is thought to be the most common STI in Canada. Most sexually active people will have it at one point in their life.
For information about sexual and reproductive health, including pregnancy options, and for referrals to clinics and hospitals that provide reproductive health services, including abortion, anywhere in Canada, please call the confidential 24-hour toll-free information and referral line.