Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. Anyone who is sexually active could get a STD. Precautions can be taken in order to protect yourself from STDs including vaccination, monogamy, use of condoms and testing. Many STDs can be easily diagnosed and treated. If either you or your partner is infected, both of you need to receive treatment at the same time to avoid getting re-infected.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) weakens a person’s immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. Currently, there is no cure, but treatment is available and with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled.