Frequently Asked Questions

What are sexually transmitted diseases?

STDs are infections that spread through intimate heterosexual or homosexual contact. Anyone who has sexual contact with someone who is infected can get a sexually transmitted disease.

Can STDs be cured?

Depending on the type of STD, treatment is available. Many STDs can be cured. In some cases, the infection can be controlled but not cured. It is essential to treat all infected or exposed sex partners before resuming sexual relations. Otherwise, the cycle of infection will continue.

Why is it important to know about STDs?

STDs can have serious consequences, including infertility, adverse effects on unborn children, and even death. It is important to diagnose and treat STDs, both to preserve the health of the individual and to prevent the spread of disease to others.

Where can I get tested for STDs?

Bay Area STD Clinics »

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