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Understanding STDs/STIs


STDs and STIs can lead to serious complications, so it’s important to know the facts.

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The Basics
STD/STI Testing

The Basics

The Facts About STDs/STIs

Stigma surrounds sexually transmitted diseases. Know the facts to protect yourself and others.

Throat irritation after oral sex may be the first sign you have an STI/STD.

That skin irritation could be a sign of an STI.

Not all stigmatization is discrimination, but the connection is clear.

STD/STI Testing

Understanding STD/STI Testing

Some STIs and STDs don't have symptoms. Here's what you can do to protect your health.

Most are curable, but when left untreated, secondary complications can be life-threatening.

Prevent or safely handle an asymptomatic infection with a bit of health management.

You've always made sure you were regularly tested for STIs. What could go wrong?


Preventing STDs/STIs

The key to safer sex is regular testing and communication.

If a partner tests positive for an STD, use these tips to safely address the situation.

Condoms have been a 'no-brainer' method of birth control since the 1980s—what happened?

A possible STI is not the end of the world. Keep a level head and act quickly for best results.

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