Sexually transmitted infections and diseases continue to spread around the globe, contracted via contact with the genital area through sexual intercourse, oral sex, or anal sex. Some, such as hepatitis, can also be spread through contact with blood.
The surest way to avoid contracting an STD is to avoid having sexual relations, or to have intercourse only with one person who has been tested for STDs. Vaccinations can also help avoid infection, such as the HPV and hepatitis B vaccines.
Have you and your partner been tested?
If you are engaging in sex with someone who has not been tested for STDs or it hasn’t come up in discussion, the best way to protect against infection is to use a condom correctly every time. If you’ve had a sexual partner in the past and you’re not sure if you might have been infected, visit your doctor to get tested and see if there’s any treatment you need.
If you have any questions about STDs or how you can stay safe, please give us a call at 717-840-9885 or click on the button below to schedule an appointment to discuss your options.
Dr. Julie Drolet
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