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STDs & Men

There is a lot of focus placed on the impact STDs have on women and how it affects their fertility and well-being. Less focus is put on men but with the number of STD infected males rising constantly in this country, more discussion, and education needs to be directed towards the male population.  

Common STDs in Men

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) affect millions of people in the United States, and there are almost 20 million new infections each year, according to the CDC.  Many men may not realize they’re infected because there are no symptoms, however, that doesn’t mean their lives are not being affected.

The most common STDs affecting men include:

  •  HIV
  •  Gonorrhea
  •  Chlamydia
  •  Genital Warts
  •  Genital Herpes
  •  Trichomoniasis
  •  HPV

Prevention for Men

STDs can affect any man who is sexually active, regardless of his age, race, or sexual orientation, however, many STDs are very preventable. Obviously, abstinence is the only foolproof method to protect against STDs but by being aware of changes in your body and practicing safer sex, men can protect themselves and their partners.  Being aware of safe procedures and practices on a constant basis is a must.  Some STDs can be transmitted or contracted even if a condom is worn during intercourse by spreading from skin-to-skin contact.  No type of condom prevents sexually transmitted diseases 100% of the time but if you and your partner are having sex, nothing protects against STDs better than a properly used condom.

No matter your sexual orientation, you should take good care of your sexual health by always having safe sex and being regularly tested for STDs.  FOR YOUR OWN PEACE OF MIND, TEST SMARTLY LABS NATIONWIDE PROVIDES ACCURATE AND RELIABLE STD TESTING.  CONTACT YOUR NEAREST LOCATION TO LEARN MORE.

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