Get the Facts

There’s a lot of misinformation about STDs and how they can be spread. You can use the information on this page to help separate fact from fiction, and learn more about The Big Four: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV. Don’t find your answer here? Contact us.

Facts

Many people think if you get treated for an STD once, you can’t get it again, but that’s not true – you can get the same STD if you are exposed to it again.

STDs are spread in different ways and with different chances of infecting you; however, a chance to get an STD always remains when you exchange bodily fluids with a partner.

Condoms are really effective, but they’re not perfect – they can break, or they can slip off. They also rely on someone’s ability to properly put one on and take one off. That’s why when talking about safe sex, we’re really talking about safer sex – because all sex comes with some inherent risk.

Myths

This is definitely a myth, because an STD won’t go away without proper treatment. That’s why it’s so important to get tested regularly.

Another myth, because birth control medications do not protect against HIV or other STDs. They only help protect against unwanted pregnancy, not unwanted STDs.

Many STDs don’t show any symptoms, so the only way to know for sure that you don’t have an STD is testing yourself. See free testing locations here so that you can know your status.

It can be dangerous to experiment with home remedies. Because there are no home remedies for STDs, you must get proper treatment from a clinician to effectively get rid of an STD.

The Big Four

Tap one of the icons to learn more about The Big Four STDs: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV.

Get the Facts

There’s a lot of misinformation about STDs and how they can be spread. You can use the information on this page to help separate fact from fiction, and learn more about The Big Four: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV. Don’t find your answer here? Contact us.

Facts

Many people think if you get treated for an STD once, you can’t get it again, but that’s not true – you can get the same STD if you are exposed to it again.

STDs are spread in different ways and with different chances of infecting you; however, a chance to get an STD always remains when you exchange bodily fluids with a partner.

Condoms are really effective, but they’re not perfect – they can break, or they can slip off. They also rely on someone’s ability to properly put one on and take one off. That’s why when talking about safe sex, we’re really talking about safer sex – because all sex comes with some inherent risk.

Myths

This is definitely a myth, because an STD won’t go away without proper treatment. That’s why it’s so important to get tested regularly.

Another myth, because birth control medications do not protect against HIV or other STDs. They only help protect against unwanted pregnancy, not unwanted STDs.

Many STDs don’t show any symptoms, so the only way to know for sure that you don’t have an STD is testing yourself. See free testing locations here so that you can know your status.

It can be dangerous to experiment with home remedies. Because there are no home remedies for STDs, you must get proper treatment from a clinician to effectively get rid of an STD.

The Big Four

Click on one of the icons to learn more about the big four STDs: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV.