Having an STD can increase your chances of getting HIV

Having an STD can increase your chances of getting HIV

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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 [PDF – 155 KB] (May 24, 2016)

2021 STI 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.

Webinar Recordings

Integration of molecular epidemiology with behavioral surveillance to identify HIV and HCV epidemic drivers in at risk populations: Lessons learned from Pakistan and Ukraine – by Paul Sandstrom, PhD, STD Prevention Science Series Webinar
September 7, 2017 – Recording available

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

Success Story
Success Story
Three CDC-funded jurisdictions scaled up HIV prevention services in STD clinics to deliver critical HIV prevention strategies to the populations who need them most.
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Two Virginia Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) use their STD prevention skills to help halt an outbreak in Indiana.
STI Prevention Success Stories