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Understanding STDs/STIs

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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
Prevention

The Basics

The Facts About STDs/STIs

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

Testing and treatment aren't impossible, but gaining access to solutions can be difficult.

I did everything right to clear my infection, so why didn’t anyone believe me?

Rates crept to an all-time high in 2019, with marginalized communities hit hardest.

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.

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

Penetrative sex isn't the only way STDs are spread. Oral sex requires caution, too.

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

Prevention

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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