A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that occurs anywhere in the urinary tract such as the kidneys, ureters, bladder and/or urethra.
- Burning or pain when passing urine
- Urge to urinate constantly
- Feeling of a full bladder even after passing urine
- Cloudy urine
- Blood in the urine
- Empty your bladder as soon as you feel the need to urinate.
- Drink plenty of water or juices such as cranberry.
- Drink a glass of water before sex and go to the bathroom immediately after sex.
- Females should wipe front to back to prevent bacteria entering the urethra.
- Use a form of birth control other than a diaphragm and/or spermicidal jelly.
Many Sexually Transmitted Diseases have no signs or symptoms. STDs are spread by genital, oral and/or anal sex or contact with blood and other body fluids.
Genital Warts (HPV)
Send an anonymous card to tell your partner(s) that they may have been exposed to an STD by going to www.inspot.org. This website also has tips for telling your partner(s) and advice for talking about HIV.
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men. You are at highest risk if your testicles did not descend into the scrotum or it they descended after age 6. Young men should preform testicular self-exams monthly, after a warm shower or bath. The most common symptom of testicular cancer is a small, painless lump in a testicle or a slightly enlarged testicle.