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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)/ Infections (STIs) 

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Sexually transmitted diseases/infections are diseases that are spread through oral, anal or vaginal intercourse. Some STD/STIs such as HIV and Hepatitis B can also be transmitted by sharing drug injection equipment.

The only absolute "safe sex" is abstinence:

  • from intercourse (oral, anal, vaginal)
  • intravenous drug use

Safer sex includes:

  • using condoms consistently and correctly,
  • remaining in a monogamous relationship,
  • participating in creative sex play that does not include intercourse (oral , anal or vaginal),
  • never using injection equipment that has been previously used.

Science has identified approximately 26 different types of sexually transmitted diseases/infections.

Please visit the following web sites for information about what's out there to catch, how to prevent it, how to treat it if you have it.

Remember...KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

General Information

http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/dstd/disease_info.htm

http://www.i-std.com/

http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/md/std.html

http://www.metrokc.gov/health/apu/std/

stdsInformation for gay men

 http://www.gmhp.demon.co.uk/health/std/index.html


 

 

stdsInformation for lesbian women

http://depts.washington.edu/wswstd/

 

 

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