Many STDs have no symptoms

Having one STD can make it easier to get another one. Many STDs can cause serious problems if they are not treated. Partners should be tested and treated also. Prevention is the best way to deal with STDs.

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Preventing STDs

Don't have sex

Abstinence is the surest way to avoid getting an STD.

Be faithful

Have sex with only one other person whom you trust. Sexual fidelity with someone who is not infected means that ou won’t get an STD from them and they won’t get one from you.

Use condoms

They aren’t 100% effective but, if you choose to have sex, latex condoms can be a very good protection against STDs. Learn how to use condoms correctly and use a new one every time you have sex.

Don’t mix drugs and alcohol with sex

Getting drunk or high can affect your ability to make smart decisions about sex.

Have fewer partners

The more people you have sex with, the greater your chances of getting an STD. Go with new partners to get tested.

Don’t use IV street drugs, and never share needles.