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What is the difference between a STD and STI?

People often use these terms interchangeably, but we prefer to say “sexually transmitted infections” rather than “sexually transmitted diseases.” At Nurx any of the STIs we test for involve only minimal or mild symptoms that can be easily overlooked. Many people in the medical community have also started referring to “STIs” because the term is more expansive and demonstrates that not all such infections involve symptoms nor turn into a disease, especially when identified early through regular screening.

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