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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 STDs and HIV.




Comprehensive Sexual Health Care for Sexually and Gender Minority Patients in the HAART and PrEP Era - by Kenneth Mayer, MD, an STD Prevention Science Series webinar, December 3, 2015,  Recording available

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, Recording available

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)