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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

With 20 million new cases of STIs each year in the U.S., you’re smart to know the warning signs.

Sexually transmitted diseases and sexually transmitted infections have distinct differences.

The timing depends a lot on gut instincts regarding your partner.

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.

Getting tested for STDs is easy, and talking to your partner about testing should be easy, too.

Reluctant to go to a doctor’s office? Try an at-home test for sexually transmitted diseases.

Look out for the warning signs that might indicate an STD, especially if you're at risk.


Preventing STDs/STIs

Know what you're at risk for, and how to prevent transmission.

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

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

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

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