Below are some standard questions and answers regarding STD facts and frequent questions. If you are concerned that you are at risk for an STD, please don’t put off getting tested. STDs are common and it is possible to be infected without being aware. Take control of your health and get tested. Call Care Net Frederick today for your free and confidential appointment – 301.662.5300.

Q: What is an STD?

A: An STD is a sexually transmitted disease; an infection that is transmitted through oral, vaginal or anal sex, intravenous drug use or through nonsexual contact such as childbirth or breastfeeding.

Q: Should I get tested for STDs?

A: Yes. Take charge of your sexual health. Some STDs, like chlamydia and gonorrhea, may not display any symptoms at all, but are still just as contagious.

Q: How do I know if I have an STD?

A: You can have an STD and not know it due to a lack of symptoms. For instance, you can contract chlamydia or gonorrhea and not have the infection treated due to lack of bumps, rashes or itching. The “silent” nature of STDs helps explain why these infections are so widespread as so many individuals are simply unaware that they have one or more and they spread them unknowingly. Help put an end to the spread of STDs and help protect yourself by learning your status.

Q: Is oral sex safe sex?

A: Simply put, no. You are just as vulnerable to STDs from unprotected oral sex, whether you are the giver or the recipient, as you are with any other unprotected sexual activity.

Q: Where can I get STD testing?

A: Call Care Net Frederick today for your free and confidential appointment – 301.662.5300.

*excerpts from www.stdcheck.com

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