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STD Basics

How long should I avoid sex while I’m being treated?
We recommend that you avoid sex for the duration of the treatment cycle. more
Why does Safely use “STD” and not “STI”?
Quite a large effort was put into evaluating the use of STD (sexually transmitte... more
I think I have been exposed to an STD, what should I do?
Immediately seek treatment from your closest ER or urgent care. more
How soon should I get tested after having sex with a new partner?
Every disease has a window period during which the presence of the infection may... more
I always use a condom, do I need to get tested?
As with all STIs, the most effective protection is to abstain from sexual activi... more
Should I get tested even if I do not have any symptoms?
Yes! If you have been sexually active since your last test, the last time you w... more
What are the differences between HEP A/B/C? Are they all sexually transmitted?
Hepatitis A (https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hav/index.htm), Hepatitis B (https://... more
How many people have STDs?
Every year in the United States, the CDC estimates that there are 20 million new... more
What are the most common STDs?
Chlamydia, Herpes, Gonorrhea, HPV, and Trichomoniasis are the most common STDs r... more
Can oral cold sores cause genital sores?
There are two types of herpes (HSV), HSV1 and HSV2. They are different viruses, ... more
What is PrEP?
Pre-exposure prophylaxis is abbreviated as PrEP, for people who are at risk for ... more