What You Need to Know About STDs Now

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  • 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?
  • African-Americans and the STD Epidemic

Condoms Don’t Protect You From All STDs

Using condoms from beginning to end in vaginal and anal sex is crucial to reducing your risk, but they don’t give you 100 percent protection from STDs such as herpes and HPV. Herpes in particular can be transmitted from skin-to-skin contact and your partner doesn’t have to have an outbreak for you to contract it.


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