Sexually transmitted infections
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are spread primarily through person-to-person sexual contact. There are more than 30 different sexually transmissible bacteria, viruses and parasites. Some sexually transmitted infections exist without symptoms.
Several infections, in particular HIV and syphilis, can also be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy and childbirth, and through blood products and tissue transfer.
Programmes and activities
Documents and publications
- Regional Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2008-2012