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STD Prevention: The Basic Facts

If you’ve looked at our blog at all, you know what STD stands for. You probably also know that sexually transmitted diseases denote those health conditions dealing with one’s genital and reproductive organs and biological systems. They can make a partner vulnerable for possible infection.

You knew all that. But, did you know that in the USA, nearly 19 million people get infected with sexually transmitted diseases every year? These diseases spread quickly. It is important to take preventive measures.

STD Prevention Basic Facts for Preventing STDs

To prevent STDs you do not need to give up having sex forever. You do, however, need to be aware of your sexual health and take precautions.

Have a look at the basic preventive measures below:

Vaccinations

Make sure to get Hepatitis B and HPV vaccinations as they are highly effective methods of prevention.

Single Partner Commitment

Learning to stay committed to a single partner will reduce your risk of STDs. Having sexual contact with multiple partners makes your more vulnerable to STDs. So, being sexually active with one partner will reduce your risk of infection. Mutual monogamy is important since an uninfected partner can ensure zero infection of sexually transmitted diseases. Staying honest with your partner is helpful in preventing STD.

Protection

Using contraceptives and other forms of birth control are often helpful in preventing sexually transmitted diseases. Use condoms every time you have sex to reduce STD transmission.

If you notice symptoms

If you notice symptoms, it is time to consult with your doctor. If you or your partner develops any symptom of an STD or are concerned with potential symptoms, it is best to refrain from having sex until you consult a doctor.

Symptoms And The Importance Of Prevention:

STDs not only cause health symptoms, but they also can be life threatening. Take preventive measures seriously. When you notice any of the following symptoms, it is time to get tested and consult with a doctor. Remember that some STDs don’t have noticeable symptoms. You should be tested regularly.

  • irregular discharge
  • sores in genital area
  • burning or itching sensation
  • bleeding or redness in genital area

 

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20 comments

  1. Comment by Career Resume Consulting on August 12, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Preventing STD’s is not a simple task. Helping spread awareness, and educating the youth in better uses of preventative measures can save many lives.

  2. Comment by American Roofing on August 12, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    19 million new people being diagnosed with STDs every year is way too high of a number. They need to freshen up on the facts of STDs to help prevent further spreading of the diseases.

  3. Comment by ARCpoint Labs of Florence on August 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    You hear so often the excuse of not using proper prevention for the spread of STDs is because the girl or woman is on birth control. They forget that pregnancy isn’t the only thing they want to prevent.

  4. Comment by AA Northland Stor-All on August 12, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    You never can be to careful, I know lots of people who feel they are ok because they have done all these things except get tested. One just never knows until they have been tested.

  5. Comment by Climate Control on August 12, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    STD’s are all too common. Helping out your teachers, and paying attention to your children, will help in a number of ways.

  6. Comment by Conveniently Natural on August 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Prevent STD’s is a problem around the world. Increasing products and awareness, is only the start.

  7. Comment by D & R Autoworks on August 12, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    These diseases need to be on the mind of most sexually active people out there. The prevention starts with awareness.

  8. Comment by D & R Autoworks on August 12, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    There isn’t enough being done to help spread the awareness of these unfortunate diseases. Please do all you can to help encourage your children to learn as much as they can.

  9. Comment by DoubleUps For Beds on August 12, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Helping children understand the importance of this, is vastly important. Please help your children understand.

  10. Comment by Safer Smoke Supply on August 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Scary how quickly STDs can spread. Using protection is so very important!

  11. Comment by Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society on August 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Much like changing your oil is good for your car, using protection is good for keeping you safe from STD’s.

  12. Comment by Hales Corners Heating and Air Conditioning on August 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    They have month’s at schools where student’s are learning the importance of prevention. As a parent, you should be participating in helping your kids know the seriousness of these outcomes.

  13. Comment by LBA Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing on August 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    There are so many different places to get the information you need in regards to preventive measures of sexually transmitted diseases. Be safe, and be honest with your partner, these things can save your life.

  14. Comment by Dynamic Dialog, Inc. on August 13, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    STD’s seem to be a big issue these days. Great blog, thanks for sharing.

  15. Comment by TITLE Boxing Club Edmond on August 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    It seems that it is easy to prevent the spread of STDs as long as the basic prevention facts are followed.

  16. Comment by Speedtech International on August 14, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Never can hear about the basics to much, always a good reminder.

  17. Comment by Summit Skin & Vein Care on August 14, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Protection is important and keeping yourself health is equally important. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Comment by TITLE Boxing Club Belton on August 14, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Can never be too safe, huh?!

  19. Comment by TITLE Boxing Club East Peoria on August 14, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Never can hear the right stuff enough. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Comment by TITLE Boxing Club Manassas on August 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    It seems like I hear more and more about STD’s as I get older.

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