STI/STD Facts

STI/STD Facts

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HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS

The surest way to avoid transmission is to abstain from sexual contact or to be in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested and is known to be uninfected. Male latex condoms can reduce the risk of HIV/STI/STD transmission. However, no protective method is 100 percent effective, and condom use cannot guarantee absolute protection against any STI/STD.
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Syphilis

Syphilis

Genital ulcer diseases, like syphilis, can occur in both male and female genital areas that are covered or protected by a latex condom, as well as in areas that are not covered. Correct and consistent use of latex condoms can reduce the risk of syphilis only when the infected area or site of potential exposure is protected.
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Chlamydia & Gonorrhea

Chlamydia & Gonorrhea

Chlamydia & Gonorrhea are very common and often have no symptoms. The surest way to avoid transmission is to abstain from sexual contact, or to be in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested and is known to be uninfected.
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HPV

HPV

At least 50% of sexually active men and women acquire genital HPV (human papilloma virus) infection at some point in their lives. HPV can infect areas that are not covered by a condom—so condoms may not fully protect against HPV. The only sure way to prevent HPV is to avoid all sexual activity.
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Herpes

Herpes

Most people infected with Herpes Type 2 (HSV-2) are not aware of their infection. 1out of 5 adolescents and adults, have had a genital herpes infection. Latex condoms, when used consistently and correctly, can reduce the risk of transmission.
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Hepatitis

Hepatitis

Hepatitis B: is transmitted through contact with infectious blood, semen, and other body fluids, from having sex with an infected person, sharing contaminated needles to inject drugs, or from an infected mother to her newborn. There is a vaccine to prevent Hepatitis B. Hepatitis C: is transmitted through contact with the blood of an infected person, but primarily through sharing contaminated needles to inject drugs. Hepatitis C may be transmitted by sexual contact.
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Condoms

Condoms

May reduce risk of contracting some STD’s if used consistently and correctly each time. Human error reduces the effectiveness - nothing is 100%. Check out the CDC site for more information regarding condom effectiveness and consistent correct usage.
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Abortion & STD’s

Abortion & STD’s

Abortion clinic may or may not test patients for potential STDs. Some STDs may spread through the pelvic area during a surgical abortion. Possible complication – Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID).