What You Need to Know About STDs Now

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  • Are You STD Savvy?
  • African-Americans and the STD Epidemic
  • Most STDs Show No Symptoms
  • STDs Are Not Always Linked to Promiscuity
  • Condoms Don’t Protect You From All STDs
  • Not All STDs Are Curable
  • You Need to Get Tested and Treated, Seriously
  • Untreated STDs Make You Vulnerable to HIV Infection
  • Unprotected Oral Sex Is Risky, Too
  • You Can Have More Than One STD in a Lifetime

Are You STD Savvy?

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that in 2011 there were more than 19 million new bacterial and viral sexually transmitted infections. And almost half of those infections were in young people ages 15-24.

From gonorrhea to chlamydia to herpes, we want to know: Do you really know what STDs are and how to protect yourself? —Kellee Terrell


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