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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.

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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 can lead 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.

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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.