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You may be at risk of contracting Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases (STI/STD) like gonorrhea, syphilis, AIDS, etc., if you are sexually active. Your risk of contraction may be higher if you fall into certain categories. For example, in a report, the National AIDS Control Program1 has identified Men Having Sex With Men (MSM) and transgender persons as one of the high-risk groups for HIV/AIDS.
If you are sexually active, you should speak to your doctor about STI prevention, screening tests recommended, etc.
Government-Aided Schemes and Clinics
The government has come up with various schemes to help people suffering from STIs, irrespective of gender identity or sexual orientation. Please see here for a state-wise list of clinics providing free services to such persons.
- National Aids Control Organization, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India http://naco.gov.in/