Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Prevent STDs

prevent STDsTake a minute to help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV:

  • Remember the ABCs: Abstain, Be faithful, and use Condoms.
  • Pay attention to your body. If you notice a discharge, sore, or other problems, make an appointment to get checked. Note, however, that not all STDs have symptoms.
  • Know your status. Make an appointment to get tested, and encourage your partner(s) to get tested. To find a STD and HIV testing center near you, visit www.hivtest.orgExternal or text your zip code to Knowit (566948).

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  • HIV/AIDS
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Page last reviewed: April 1, 2015