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

Most STDs Show No Symptoms

We’ve all seen the “cauliflower” slides in school warning us about the dangers of STDs. But here’s what they might not be teaching you: Most STDs, especially in men and boys, show no symptoms. No discharge, no pelvic pain, no nothing.  


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