Do I have an STD?

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), also known as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Venereal Diseases (VD) 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 your way of life. And just because you do not have any symptoms does not mean you are okay. Many STDs/STIs do not show any symptoms, so you have to be really careful if you do not want to catch and/or transmit them.

Some people call sexually transmitted diseases “Toilet Infections”, but the truth is that you cannot get any sexually transmitted disease from a toilet because sexually transmitted diseases cannot live outside of the body. There are also some body/bacterial infections that may be confused for sexually transmitted diseases, like yeast infections or urinary tract infections. Learn more about those infections and other body/bacterial infections here.

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