STD Information

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

When it comes to your sexual health, having accurate and comprehensive information on STDs, and STIs is essential. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a concern for almost everyone. But as more information becomes available, staying safe is getting easier, through both preventative methods and treatment.

STD Information

Due to the seriousness of some sexually transmitted diseases, it's important that people of all ages and sexual orientations learn what they are and how to deal with them. In this section, you'll find basic STD information, including how they're transmitted from one person to another.

Insights for STD Information

  • When searching for information on STDs, you may also find them called sexually transmitted infections, or STIs. Many organizations have changed to using the term STIs in order to recognize that not all of the illnesses are diseases. You've also probably heard the term "venereal disease" but it is no longer in use, as it did not encompass all sexually transmitted ailments.
  • Some Web sites that deal with sex and sexual topics might have an agenda that goes against what you believe. If in doubt as to who is sponsoring and running the site, find the "About Us" page, where you should be able to learn more.
  • Know that there are many different kinds of STDs and that the information in this guide is meant for general reference. If you'd like information about a specific STD, try searching for the name of it on one of the sites we've recommended below.
  • When looking for information about STDs, be aware that some sites may provide photos of the infections; these photos might be too graphic for certain users.

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STD Prevention

Although some STDs are easily treated, others have no cure. The sites below discuss the concept of ... read more »

STD Testing

If you think you have an STD, it's important to get tested as soon as possible so that you can ... read more »

STD Treatment

Most sexually transmitted diseases are bacterial, meaning they are caused by bacteria. Those ... read more »

Teaching Children About STDs

Sex can be an uncomfortable topic for many adults to discuss with their children. The Web has many ... read more »

STD Support Groups

Sex and sexuality can be hard to talk about, so finding support if you have an STD may seem ... read more »

STD Research

As with many medical conditions, STD research is constantly being done and there ... read more »

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