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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.




Connecting to Care, Building Hope (May 24, 2016)

STDs, the Genital Microbiome and HIV Transmission: What is Happening Down There? - by Rupert Kaul, MD, PhD - March 10, 2016 - Recording available - STD Prevention Science Series Webinar

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.