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Having an STD can increase your chances of getting HIV

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Fact Sheet

If you have HIV and an STD, you are more likely to spread HIV to your sex partner(s).

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Getting treated for an STD other than HIV does not prevent the spread of HIV.

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Visit the HIV Portal to learn how to reduce your risk for STD and HIV.




Risks and Resiliencies: HIV and STIs among Gay Men, other Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender Women Globally - By Stefan Baral, MD, MPH, FRCPC, an STD Prevention Science Series webinar, September 3, 2015 (August 5, 2015)

2015 STD Treatment Guidelines - HIV Infection: Detection, Counseling, and Referral (June 4, 2015)
See HIV/AIDS & STDs Treatment page for special considerations in treating STDs in persons with HIV including new annual testing recommendations for hepatitis C in persons with HIV infection.

HIV Transmission Dynamics: From Viral Particles to Sexual Networks. Implications for HIV Prevention - STD Prevention Science Series Webinar by Thomas Quinn, MD, MS - September 19, 2013 - View Recording (August 29, 2013)

Syphilis and HIV: A Dangerous Duo Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men - Blog about the impact of syphilis and HIV among gay and bisexual Men (December 13, 2012)

The Road From Observation to Intervention to Implementation: Perspectives of a Pragmatic HIV Prevention Researcher - STD Prevention Science Series 2012 presentation by Connie Celum, MD, MPH - View Recording (December 17, 2012)

STI Screening as HIV Prevention - This video features commentary for the 19th International AIDS Conference from Dr. Gail Bolan, M.D., Division Director for CDC’s Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP). (July 20, 2012)