1: What does STD mean?

STD means

Sexually

Transmitted

Disease

It is a group of diseases that, as its name suggests, are transmitted through sexual activities.

2: Who can get infected with STDs?

STDs can infect literally anyone. Whether you are a woman, a man, a teen, or an adult, you can contract STDs if you are not careful.

3: Are there other ways to contract STDs, aside from sex?

Yes, here are the other transmission methods:

  • - use of contaminated drug paraphernalia
  • - use of contaminated tattooing or piercing equipment
  • - from an STD-infected pregnant woman to her child
  • - direct contact with an open cut or wound of an infected person
  • - exposure to contaminated blood or organs

4: What is the best way to protect against STDs?

There are many different precautionary measures you can observe to protect against STDs. Here they are:

  • - use protection all the time
  • - abstain
  • - be in a mutually monogamous relationship
  • - get STD tested regularly