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The best resource for current and accurate information regarding sexually transmitted disease and infection is the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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Bacterial Vaginosis


Genital HPV Infection

Genital Herpes


Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

STD Detection and Treatment in HIV PreventionSTDs and Pregnancy



Most recent STD trend report in U.S.

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Learn the Most Common STDs — And How to Protect Yourself

Learn the Most Common STDs — And How to Protect Yourself

If you’ve recently had sex, or you’re deciding whether to have sex, you’ve likely thought about sexually transmitted diseases. How common are they? What is the risk to women, and young people in particular? What’s the best way to prevent infection?

What Are the Most Common STDs?

The Centers for Disease Control keeps annual records on the so-called “Big 3” STDs — chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

Chlamydia was the most commonly reported STD in 2014, with more than 1.4 million cases. More than 350,000 cases of gonorrhea were reported, along with almost 20,000 cases of syphilis. read more

Protecting Yourself from HPV and Cervical Cancer

Protecting Yourself from HPV and Cervical Cancer

Anyone who has ever had sex is at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI), sometimes also called a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

Did you know there’s one STI that actually increases your risk of developing cervical cancer, and other types of cancer?

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common STI in the United States. Most sexually active adults will contract HPV at some point in their lives, and as of 2014, almost 80 million Americans were infected, with about 14 million new infections occurring each year. read more

Alcohol and Your Sexual Health

Alcohol and Your Sexual Health

You and your family may enjoy many time-honored traditions for celebrating Christmas and New Year’s. But quite often, our celebrations include alcohol.

As a young woman, you may wonder how alcohol consumption could affect your sexual health and your ability to make healthy sexual decisions.

Let’s take a look at the relationship between drinking alcoholic beverages and risky sexual behaviors that could lead to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or unintended pregnancy.

Alcohol and Sexual Choices read more

Chlamydia and Pregnancy – What You Should Know

Chlamydia and Pregnancy – What You Should Know

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, chlamydia is the most commonly reported bacterial STD in the United States.

Since 1994, it has represented the largest share of all STDs reported to the CDC. In 2013 alone, more than 1.4 million chlamydia infections were reported, but because chlamydia is often asymptomatic, it is estimated that the true number of infections is over 2.8 million. Sexually active women under the age of 25 are at especially high risk. read more