If you choose not to tell your sexual partners, then having safer sex can lower the risk of passing on the STI.
If you think you may have passed an STI to your partner, there are some different ways that you can let them know.
James Franco keeps himself busy with countless artistic pursuits simultaneously, but he was caught unknowingly pursuing an underage girl via Instagram this week, as screenshots of their conversation surfaced online.
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Your partner has an STI: What does this mean for you?
"It was a surreal conversation -- he's the sweetest guy, and he actually had a proposal for us for the next chapter ... I used bad judgment and I learned my lesson." STORY: James Franco Finds Broadway Debut ' Of Mice and Men' ' Refreshing' Franco continued: "Unfortunately, in my position -- I mean, I have a very good life, but not only do I have to go through the embarrassing kind of rituals of meeting someone, but if I do that, then it gets published for the world.So now, it's double-embarrassing." Host Kelly Ripa joked to Franco, "I promise I won't reveal -- co-starring Emma Roberts and playing at the Tribeca Film Festival -- is about a secret affair between a high school soccer player and her coach.Telling a partner that you have an STI can be difficult, but it can also be a chance to talk about safer sex.It can show your partner you care about their health and allow them to think about how they want to protect themselves.