The most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide is the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a viral infection that can be passed on through sexual contact. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 80% of sexually active people will contract HPV at some point in their lives.
Other common STIs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes. It’s important to practice safe sex and get tested regularly if you are sexually active to prevent the spread of STIs and protect your own health.