Sexually transmitted infections are very common. However, some people incorrectly classify this as a moral issue. The resulting discomfort and shame associated with sexually transmitted infections can defy common sense and prevent proper care for yourself and your partner. We urge you to practice safer sex, get annual sexual-health checkups, and, although many people find it very difficult to talk about their sexual health, speak frankly and openly with your clinician about your sex life and your sexual health concerns. Remember, testing, examination, and treatment for sexually transmitted infections are always confidential. We offer testing for sexually transmitted infections during your annual checkup regardless of marital status and sexual preference.