STDs

STDs

STDs are infections that are passed from one person to another during vaginal, anal, and oral sex. They’re really common, and lots of people who have them don’t have any symptoms. STDs can be dangerous, but the good news is that getting tested is no big deal, and most STDs are easy to treat.

Protect Yourself and Your Partner, Too.

Learn how to have safer sex.

GET THE FACTS
Chlamydia

A very common STD caused by a bacterial infection. Often doesn’t have symptoms, but easy to treat once it’s diagnosed.

Gonorrhea

A common STD caused by a bacterial infection. Often doesn’t have symptoms, but easy to treat once it’s diagnosed.

Herpes

A common STD that infects your mouth and/or genitals. Causes blistery sores. There’s no cure, but symptoms are treatable.  

HIV & AIDS

HIV is an infection that breaks down your immune system and leads to AIDS. There’s no cure, but treatment can help you stay healthy.

Pubic Lice

AKA “crabs.” Small parasites that attach to the skin and hair near your genitals. Easy to get rid of with treatment you can get at the drugstore.

Scabies

Scabies are tiny parasites that cause itching. Passed through skin-to-skin contact, usually during sex. Can be cured.

Syphilis

Syphilis is a common bacterial infection. It’s easily cured with medicine, but it can be dangerous if you don’t treat it.

STD Tests Aren’t Always Part of a Routine Checkup.

You need to ask to get tested.

Learn More

Get Tested for STDs Today

Getting tested for STDs is important: It’s the first step to feeling better if you’re having symptoms. And many STDs don’t have symptoms, so getting tested regularly will give you peace of mind. Enter your zip code to find a Planned Parenthood health center near you.

Get the Facts About STD Testing

When it comes to STDs, there’s no single test you can get to check for all of them. But that doesn’t mean getting tested is hard. Read more about STD testing so you’ll know what to expect.

Had unprotected sex? Talk to a health educator, today.

Chat online or text "PPNOW" to 774636 (PPINFO) to get answers about STDs. 

Standard message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to quit at anytime, and HELP for info.

Chat Now

Safer Sex Is Better Sex

There’s nothing like enjoying sex without worrying about STDs or pregnancy. Using condoms, talking openly with your partner, and getting tested regularly is how to make it happen. Here’s how to get started.