STD - Frequently Asked Questionsby STD Express Clinic Doctor
What is an STD?
STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Disease. It is a disease spread through sexual intercourse and intimate skin-to-skin contact. Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Herpes, HPV, and HIV are some of the common types of STDs.
How can a person know if he or she has STD?
Getting tested at a clinic is the only reliable way of knowing if a case is STD positive. There are no specific symptoms associated with STDs. Sexually active men and women must undergo regular check-ups for STDs if they feel they are exposed to the condition. You must find a reputed clinic offering STD testing in men and women.
What are the symptoms of STDs?
Many STDs show no specific symptoms. In some cases, the signs are so mild that they may not be identified with a health problem. You are advised to get tested if you have the following symptoms:
- White or yellow discharge from the genitals
- Appearance of rashes
- Burning sensation while passing urine
- Sores, blisters, or warts on the genital area
Are STDs curable?
Some types of STDs are curable while others like HIV have no known cure.
How can I avoid getting an STD?
You can avoid catching an STD by indulging in safe sex practices. Practice monogamy. Use protection in the form of latex or polyurethane condoms every time you have sex. Get tested if you indulge in unprotected sexual intercourse with new partners. As STD is transmitted through blood, never reuse needles or syringes.
Can I get an STD from oral sex?
Yes. Gonorrhea and herpes are commonly transmitted through oral sex.
Are condoms effective against all STDs?
Condoms provide an effective barrier against various types of bacterial infections and are highly recommended to ensure protection from STDs that are spread through body fluids.
Can I get an STD even though my partner has no symptoms?
It is possible to get an STD by having sexual intercourse by indulging in other forms of sexual activities with a partner showing no symptoms of STD. There is a period of incubation during which an infected person will have no symptoms but they can still pass the infection to a partner.
Can kissing result in an STD infection?
The chances of getting an STD infection through kissing is slim. You may get herpes though if your partner is carrying the infection.
If I have been cured of STD, can I get it again?
Yes, it is possible. You can get STD more than once even if you have been treated and cured before. Make sure your partners are tested at a reputed STD testing clinic that offers STD testing in men and women.
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