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10 facts on sexually transmitted infections

A group of young men listen to a health worker about how to prevent STIs.

Social or economic conditions, and some sexual behaviours increase a person's vulnerability to STIs. Populations most-at-risk for sexually transmitted infections vary from setting to setting, depending on local culture and practices. Interventions to prevent and care for STIs should be intensified for such populations, while ensuring that services minimize potential stigmatization and discrimination.

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