Three things everyone should know about sexually transmitted infections

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Whether you’re in a relationship, in a relationship, or staying single, knowing how to prevent and treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can help you stay healthy and safe.

Here are a few things everyone should know about STDs.

  1. What are sexually transmitted diseases?

STIs are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual activity, including oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, genital contact, or sexual fluids such as semen. These types of infections can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites.

  1. How common are sexually transmitted diseases?

Sexually transmitted infections are more common than you might think.

In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about one in five people in the US has an STI. Young adults between the ages of 14 and 25 are also at increased risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.

The most common sexually transmitted diseases in college students include:

Human papillomavirus (HPV)




Herpes simplex virus (HSV)

It’s important to remember that anyone can get an STI, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or number of partners.

  1. Are they preventable?


Sex is better when you don’t have to worry about contracting STDs. Here are some safe sex practices you can use to protect yourself and your partner.

use protection

While contraceptives and contraceptives can help prevent pregnancy, they do not protect against sexually transmitted infections.

Using physical barriers such as condoms and rubber dams can help reduce exposure to sexual fluids, which can lead to the spread of STDs. For the best protection, it’s important to use a barrier every time you have oral, anal, or vaginal sex.

If you use sex toys, wash them thoroughly according to the manufacturer’s instructions before using them on someone else.

You can also use condoms with sex toys for added protection. Remember to change the condom before using it on someone else.

to be vaccinated

Vaccinations are a great way to protect yourself (and your partners) from sexually transmitted infections caused by certain viruses. Vaccines are currently available to protect against the following sexually transmitted diseases.

Human papillomavirus (HPV): HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Some forms of HPV can cause genital warts, while others can lead to cancer.

Hepatitis B (HBV): HBV causes liver infection that can lead to short-term illness or longer-term health problems, including liver cancer.

Vaccines against HPV and hepatitis B are available.

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Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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