Sexually Active? What You Should Know

The epidemic of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, more commonly referred to as STDs, has increased the danger of sexual activity in our day and age dramatically. Each time you choose to have sex with a different partner, you increase your risk of contracting a STD.

The Hard Facts

There are two types of STDs: bacterial and viral. There is a vast difference between the two. Read on to find out more to protect your health and your future.

Bacterial STD's

Bacterial STD's are treatable if diagnosed in time, however they can leave lasting effects on the body. The main bacterial STDs are:

Chlamydia

Syphilis

Gonorrhea

Trichomoniasis

Viral STD's

Viral STD's have no cure and include:

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Herpes

Hepatitis

HIV/AIDS

The only guaranteed way to avoid infection with a STD is to practice sexual abstinence (abstaining from any sexual contact) while single. If you marry, remain faithful in a monogamous relationship to protect you and your spouse from an STD. All other methods of “protection” leave you at risk.

If you suspect that you have been exposed to any STD, please get tested. Your future depends on it.