Raj K. Syal, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.    |    Jenna A. Everson, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.    |    Holly Westmoreland, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.   

Sexually transmitted diseases are an unfortunate part of life.  STD’s are on the rise again as the fear of HIV has declined.  Many sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, HPV, hepatitis, or HIV can cause no symptoms and are found only by screening.

Your risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease can be reduced by abstinence, vaccinations, mutual monogamy, proper use of condoms, reducing the number of sexual partners, and STD testing.  Discuss any concerns you may have with your physician. Additional information: CDC.gov and Emedicine health.