Viral STDs are not curable and will stay with you the rest of your life. There are medications that help suppress the symptoms but do not cure the disease. A few viral STDs are: Genital Herpes, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and HIV/AIDS.
Bacterial STDs are curable but the damage the disease does to your body before treatment is irreversible. They are usually treated with antibiotics. A few bacterial STDs are: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis, and Syphillis.
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If you think you might have contracted a STD and would like some additional information, please contact the National Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Hotline at 1-800-227-8922.
You can NOT tell if someone has an STD by looking at them.
Every 8 seconds another teen gets an STD
Condoms are NOT “safe sex”!!
1 in 4 sexually active teens contract a STD each year
4 million teens each year contract an STD