STDs, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, often called STI's, Sexually Transmitted Infections (because not all sexually transmitted infection or infestation results in a disease) can be inconvenient, embarrassing at best and life altering or life threatening at worst. This section contatins basic information on most common STIs..
I want you to think like a germ for a minute, first. Bacteria or viruses that cause most STIs do not care about whether you have never had sexual contact before, or 100 times.They don't care what people think about you. Their sole aim is to infect and multiply. They are not evil and they are not good. They just do what they do.Sometimes they cause symptoms and sometimes they do not.
NOTE that some of this information , especially in the area of HIV/ AIDS is outdated as far as what is available to treat the infection and prolongue life. Assuming you are in a part of the world where such treatments is available and you have the economic resources needed to pay for decades of medication. For current HIV/AIDS information I recommend avert.org.
None of the information on this website should be thought of as medical advice. See a medical practioner for that. This is just general information that I hope will give you a general over-view.
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