Sexually Transmitted Infections
Where it’s common: Anywhere.
Where it’s common: What happens in Vegas might stay in Vegas, but an STI is a burden you may have to carry around with you for life. Different infections manifest in various ways (fertility complications, cold sores, loss of appetite and tenderness in the stomach, to name a few) and some are asymptomatic until it’s too late. If you’re currently taking oral contraceptives, you’re protected against pregnancy, but not infections. Only a few STI’s are entirely curable but fortunately, they are all treatable – and preventable. Always pack condoms and store them away from the sun and damaging oil-based products such as sunscreen and lipstick.