Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Everything you need to know about std's..

Different Types of STD's

There are a few different types of STD’s including Chlamydia, Genital Warts, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Genital Herpes, HIV and Aids, Trichomoniasis, Pubic lice and Scabies.

What are sexually transmitted diseases?

Sexually transmitted diseases are infectious diseases that spread from one person to another through sexual contact. If left untreated, some STD's can cause permanent damage such as infertility and even death in cases of HIV and AIDS. STD's are caused by many different bacteria and viruses and sometimes tiny little insects. You can get an STD by having sexual contact with someone who already has one. That means you can get an STD through sexual intercourse, or by putting your mouth, hands, or genitals on the genitals or on the sores of someone who is infected.

Most common three STD's

Frequently asked questions...

Can STD's be cured for good?

- Some STDs can be treated and cured and will go away completely. Even if you get treated, though, you can get the STD again if you continue to have sex — especially if you have unprotected sex. Some STDs can't be cured, but you can get help with the symptoms. A few STDs can put your life in danger if they are not treated.

How do i know if I've got an STD?

- The only way to know if you have an STD is to be tested. You may get symptoms of an STD but lots of infections have no symptoms, especially in the early stages. By the time symptoms do show up, the infection may already have done damage.

Do condoms protect against STD's?

- Latex condoms can lower your chances of getting HIV and some other STDs a lot. They don’t totally remove the risk, though. And they work better at preventing some STDs than others.

How can i get tested for an STD?

- Go to the doctors. When you visit your doctor, he or she probably will examine your skin, throat, and genital area for sores, growths, and rashes. He or she also may look inside your vagina and at your cervix.

Your doctor may take a sample to test from:

  • Fluid or tissue from your genital, vaginal, or anal areas
  • Your blood
  • Your urine (pee)