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Sexually-transmitted infections (STIs or STDs)

The most important thing to know about STDs: get tested every three months. Get a blood test and pee in a cup. And if you’re giving blowjobs, or having anal sex, ask your doctor to swab your mouth and butt as well! Many STDs don’t cause symptoms. But if you have burning or discharge from your penis, vagina/front hole, throat or butt, discomfort when you pee, a rash and/or ulcers in your mouth or on your genitals, don’t wait: go get that test! To find a free or low-cost test near you, go to gettested.cdc.gov. Most STDs can be cured, and getting early treatment is the best way to have a good health outcome. Condoms are also effective at preventing STDs.  More STD info here.

 

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