Anyone who has sex or sexual contact is at risk of getting a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD). STDs are a group of more than 25 diseases that spread through sexual contact. Sexual contact refers to vaginal, oral, and/or anal contact, whether actual penetration occurs or not.
STDs are very common. Some can be easily treated with medication, but others can be quite serious or cannot be treated. For this reason, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases it your best bet to avoid a serious health problem that might affect you for the rest of your life. It is believed that being infected with common STDs increases the risk of acquiring HIV.
In this web site you will find information on common STDs, including prevention and treatment.
Take some time to check out this site on STDs. It's packed full of information that can give you the background you need to stay free of STDs. When you're finished surfing the site, you can see how much you've learned by taking our interactive quiz
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