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What is the best way to prevent yourself from getting std's?
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice
In brief: STDs
Actually your question is way too broad to give you any valid answer. Whole textbooks can be written on this.
Health 'tap allows us to give you a 400 character answer there are twelve common stds. Every sexually active person needs to learn these. There should be some you can vaccinate for; and some that have common symptoms to watch for and some that can be screened for with blood testing.

In brief: STDs
Actually your question is way too broad to give you any valid answer. Whole textbooks can be written on this.
Health 'tap allows us to give you a 400 character answer there are twelve common stds. Every sexually active person needs to learn these. There should be some you can vaccinate for; and some that have common symptoms to watch for and some that can be screened for with blood testing.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
In brief: Dont have sex
That is the only dully effective method, and that includes 'traditional penile-vaginal intercourse' as well as oral and anal sex which are risky as well.
Remember that over 80% of all adults over 50 years will have been infected with hpv, so its virtually universal risk. Short of abstaining, use a condow, even with oral sex, limit partners an be tested regularly.

In brief: Dont have sex
That is the only dully effective method, and that includes 'traditional penile-vaginal intercourse' as well as oral and anal sex which are risky as well.
Remember that over 80% of all adults over 50 years will have been infected with hpv, so its virtually universal risk. Short of abstaining, use a condow, even with oral sex, limit partners an be tested regularly.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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