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The Best way to prevent a sexually transmitted disease conditions or STD, always avoid sex or get tested regularly and know you and your partner’s sexual habits. For more information, please contact us at (407) 203-5984 or visit http://www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/.

 

To prevent getting a sexually transmitted disease (http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm or STD, always avoid sex (http://www.webmd.com/sex-relationships/default.htm) with anyone who has genital sores, a rash (http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/common-rashes), discharge, or other symptoms.

 

The only time unprotected sex (http://www.webmd.com/sex-relationships/rm-quiz-sex-fact-fiction) is safe is if you and your partner have sex only with each other, and if it’s been at least six months since you each tested negative for STDs (http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/ss/slideshow-std-pictures-and-facts). Otherwise you should:
* Use latex condoms (http://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/birth-control-condoms) every time you have sex. If you use a lubricant, make sure it’s water-based. Use condoms (http://www.webmd.com/sex/rm-quiz-condoms), for the entire sex act. Condoms are not 100% effective at preventing disease or pregnancy (http://www.webmd.com/baby/default.htm). However, they are extremely effective if used properly. Learn how to use condoms correctly.
* Avoid sharing towels or underclothing.
* Wash before and after intercourse.
* Get a vaccination for hepatitis B (http://www.webmd.com/hepatitis/hepb-guide/default.htm).

 

This is a series of three shots.


·        Get tested for HIV (http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/default.htm).
·        If you have a problem with drug or alcohol abuse (http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/default.htm), get help. People who are drunk or on drugs often fail to have safe sex (http://www.webmd.com/sex/safe-sex-preventing-hiv-aids-stds).
·        Consider that not having sex is the only sure way to prevent STDs (http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/rm-quiz-stds). It was once thought that using condoms with nonoxynol-9 helped to prevent STDs by killing the organisms that can cause disease. New research shows that doing so also irritates a woman’s vagina (http://www.webmd.com/women/picture-of-the-vagina) and cervix (http://www.webmd.com/women/picture-of-the-cervix) and may increase the risk of an STD infection. Current recommendations are to avoid using condoms with nonoxynol-9.

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