You can reduce your risk of becoming
chlamydia or another
sexually transmitted disease (STD) and spreading the
Preventing an STD is easier than
treating an infection after it occurs.
- Talk with your partner about STDs before
beginning a sexual relationship. Find out whether he or she is at risk for an
STD. Remember that it is possible to be infected with an STD and not know it.
HIV, for example, may not be found in the blood for up
to 6 months after initial infection.
- Be careful.
- Avoid sexual contact if you have symptoms
of an STD or are being treated for an STD.
- Avoid sexual contact
with anyone who has symptoms of an STD or who may have been exposed to an
- Do not have more than one sex partner at a time. Your risk for
an STD increases if you have several sex partners.
For more information, see the topic
Condoms reduce the
risk of becoming infected with an STD. A condom must be put on before any
sexual contact begins. Use condoms with a new partner until you are certain he
or she does not have an STD.
Female condom use
Even if you are using another
birth control method, you may want to use condoms to reduce your risk of
getting an STD.
Female condoms are available for women whose partners
do not have or will not use a male condom.
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