What You Need to Know About STDs Now

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  • 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?
  • 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

You Can Have More Than One STD in a Lifetime

STDs are not like chicken pox: Just because you get it once, doesn’t mean it cannot happen again. You have a 30 percent chance of contracting an STD with someone who has one that is untreated. Make sure you use condoms, get tested and have an open conversation with your partner(s) about their risk and the last time they were tested.

 

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