Types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)--also known as Sexually Transmitted Infections or STIs--are quite common, in fact they are sadly more common than you think.

These infections are passed primarily through sexual intercourse. If you are sexually active, you should make getting tested a part of your way of life. Just because you do not have any symptoms does not mean you are okay. Many STDs/STIs do not have any symptoms, so you have to be really careful if you do not want to catch and/or transmit them.

HOW TO AVOID GETTING STDS/STIS: PREVENTION AND TESTING

Take precautions and/or get tested today, because while many STDs/STIs can be cured, there is no medicine for regret! The most effective way to prevent passing or becoming infected with STDs/STIs is to consistently and correctly use a condom.  Our protection, and that of our partners, from STDs/STIs literally lies in our hands.

Some vaccinations can also reduce your risk of catching certain infections including hepatitis B and some types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Talk to a healthcare provider if you would like to know more. Below is a list of STDs/STIs and remember -- better to get tested than be sorry!

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Chlamydia
Gonorrhea
Chancroid
Hepatitis B
Herpes
HPV & Genital Warts
Molluscum Contagiosum
Pelvic Imflammatory Disease (PID)
Crab/Pubic Lice
Scabies
Syphilis
Trichomoniasis

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