How do you prevent it?

How do you prevent it?

Chlamydia
There is no vaccine for chlamydia. Abstaining from sex and sexual contact is the surest way to avoid getting an STD. Using condoms every time reduces the risk of contracting STDs. If you or your partner tests positive, you should abstain from sex until the infection is gone.

Genital Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
HPV vaccines are available for both males and females, and are the best way to protect against some of the most common types of HPV. Teens, women up to 26, and men up 21, should get all three shots before becoming sexually active. Abstaining from sex and sexual contact is also a good way to avoid getting an STD. If you are having sex, using condoms every time reduces the risk of contracting STDs, but HPV can still be transmitted in areas not covered by condoms.

Genital Herpes
There is no vaccine for herpes. Abstaining from sex and sexual contact is the surest way to avoid getting an STD. Using condoms every time reduces the risk of contracting STDs, but it is possible to contract herpes in areas not covered by a condom. If you or your partner tests positive, avoid sexually contact if sores are present. Even if a person does not have any symptoms he or she can still infect sex partners so use protection.

Trichomoniasis (Trich)
There is no vaccine for trich. Abstaining from sex and sexual contact is the surest way to avoid getting an STD. Using condoms every time reduces the risk of contracting STDs. If you or your partner tests positive, you should abstain from sex until the infection is gone.

Syphilis
There is no vaccine for syphilis. Abstaining from sex and sexual contact is the surest way to avoid getting an STD. Using condoms every time reduces the risk of contracting STDs. If you or your partner tests positive, both partners must be treated and avoid sexual contact until the sores are completely healed.

Gonorrhea
There is no vaccine for gonorrhea. Abstaining from sex and sexual contact is the surest way to avoid getting an STD. Using condoms every time reduces the risk of contracting STDs. If you or your partner tests positive, you should abstain from sex until the infection is gone.

HIV
There is no vaccine for HIV. Abstaining from sex and sexual contact is the surest way to avoid getting an STD. Using condoms every time greatly reduces the risk of contracting HIV. Get medical treatment immediately if you think you were exposed to HIV. Sometimes, HIV medications can prevent infection if they are started quickly.

Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
Vaccines are the best way to prevent HBV. You should get vaccinated for HBV if you were not vaccinated (3 doses) when you were younger.

Abstaining from sex and sexual contact is the surest way to avoid getting an STD. Using condoms every time reduces the risk of contracting STDs. If you or your partner tests positive, you should abstain from sex until the infection is gone.

HEP-C
There is currently no vaccine for Hep C. Risk of the getting Hep C is cut by not injecting drugs, and using condoms every time if you have sex. Abstaining from sex and sexual contact is the surest way to avoid getting an STD.

If you are sexually active, using condoms consistently and correctly, from start to finish, is one of the best ways to help prevent STDs. Condoms are the ONLY method that protects sexually active people from both STDs and pregnancy.

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