By now, you’re probably familiar with the common “STD” (sexually transmitted disease) infection in the United States: HIV.
In the same way that you’re more likely to be diagnosed with an STD if you’re a smoker, a person who has sex with a lot of partners, or who is physically abused, you may also be at risk for contracting the STDs from someone who has recently had sex with someone who is also a sexually active person.
That said, it’s important to understand that you don’t have to be a sexually transmitted disease (STDs-positive) to have STDs.
STDs are also often passed from one partner to another.
When people who are sexually active have sex with people who aren’t sexually active, they can transmit the STIs they have.
While most STDs can be cured, there are also some STDs that cannot be cured.
For more information on how to protect yourself and your family from STDs, check out the following tips: Learn how to prevent a sexually-transmitted STD.
If you have sex while pregnant, your partner may be at high risk for STDs if they have sex during or after pregnancy.