There are many kinds of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). According to the Mayo Clinic Staff, 1 in 4 Americans have an STD. Some of them are treatable with an antibiotic but some of them you will have for the rest of your life. They are passed from person to person during sexual contact and most of them do not have any symptoms.
Things that increase your risk of getting an STD/STI are:
According to the Center for Disease Control sexually transmitted infections are more common among certain groups, such as young people. They can be prevented. Saving sex for marriage to an uninfected partner and remaining faithful to each other for life is the ONLY 100% protection against STD/STIs.
While condoms have been known to provide some risk reductions, they cannot completely protect you against getting an STD/STI. And they definitely cannot protect your heart!
Make an appointment today so we can give you in-depth facts on STD/STIs, their risks, and how they affect you.