It’s also important to talk honestly with a doctor or nurse.
If you are living with an STD, it’s important to tell your partner before you have sex.
Although it may be uncomfortable to talk about your STD, open and honest conversation can help your partner make informed decisions to protect his or her health.
Young people are at greater risk of getting an STD for several reasons: Many STDs don’t cause any symptoms that you would notice, so the only way to know for sure if you have an STD is to get tested.
You can get an STD from having sex with someone who has no symptoms.
However, in these societies, early pregnancy may combine with malnutrition and poor health care to cause medical problems.
When used in combination, educational interventions and promotion of birth control can reduce the risk of unintended teenage pregnancies.
You and your partner should avoid having sex until you’ve both been treated.
Otherwise, you may continue to pass the STD back and forth.
It is possible to get an STD again (after you’ve been treated), if you have sex with someone who has an STD.