Respect Yourself provides answers to individual questions that you ask. We will post the answers to here so that the person asking the question remains anonymous. When we get enough questions and answers we sort them by subject. For now, we are simply listing them below.
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Q. My girlfriend told me that her former boyfriend just found out he has syphilis. I’ve used a condom every time I’ve had sex with her. Do I need to get tested?
A. It would be good idea. Even with using a condom there’s always some chance that an STI could be passed from one partner to another. So play it safe. Go to your health centre and ask to speak to the nurse. She can arrange a test and then both you and your girlfriend will have one less thing to worry about. And, by the way, you didn’t say if she got tested. Even if she has no symptoms it’s important that she go for a test also.