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STD Prevention Methods

Click on any of the STD prevention methods listed below for more information

Male Condoms

Female condoms

Vaginal Spermicides, Sponges, and Diaphragms

Condoms and N-9 Vaginal Spermicides

Rectal Use of N-9 Spermicides

Nonbarrier Contraception, Surgical Sterilization, and Hysterectomy

The Best Prevention is Not to Have Sex

The most reliable way to avoid transmission of STD's is to abstain from sexual intercourse (i.e. oral, vaginal or anal sex) or to be in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner. Counseling that encourages abstinence from sexual intercourse is crucial for persons who are being treated for an STD or whose partners are undergoing treatment and for persons who wish to avoid the possible consequences of sexual intercourse (e.g. STD/HIV and unintended pregnancy).

Both partners should obtain STD testing including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) before initiating sexual intercourse.

If a person chooses to have sexual intercourse with a new partner whose infection status is unknown or who is infected with HIV or another STD, a new condom should be used for each act of insertive intercourse.

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