I have an STD. What now?
November 20, 2012
Now that the results are back, I’ve got a few questions. How can I avoid passing this to my partner? When can I have sex again? How will I know if I no longer have an STD? How can I avoid getting an STD in the future?
(Some STDs have no symptoms at all and the only way to know if you have an STD is to be tested. Depending on what STD you have, it may be curable, but STDs like herpes and HIV are chronic. This means they will never go away, but by practicing safer sex with condoms or dental dams the risk of transmission can be greatly lowered.)