The best way to avoid getting an STD is not to have sex or any kind of sexual contact. In both women and men, these strains may cause anal, head, and neck cancer. School and community programs are essential to reach all teenagers. What should my adolescent do if diagnosed with an STD? Your message to the editors. That's because condoms are the only type of birth control that reduces the risk of getting an STD. Links with this icon indicate that you are leaving the CDC website.
Behavioral factors are sexual behavior, drug use, and health care behavior.
Please sign in to add a comment. Researchers find new clues to controlling HIV Feb 01, Although the CDC recommends annual testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea for all sexually active women under 25, 49 percent of the young women said their doctor or nurse had never asked them if they wanted STD testing. Others, like chlamydia and gonorrhea, can be treated, but you may get infected again if you have sexual contact with someone who has them. That's because condoms are the only type of birth control that reduces the risk of getting an STD. This is an infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and other reproductive organs that causes symptoms such as lower belly pain. If you do get diagnosed with an STD, your partner should be treated at the same time you are.