Practice safer sex by taking these steps to protect yourself and your sexual partner(s) from STDs.
Consistent and correct use of male latex condoms significantly reduces the risk of STD transmission. If you have a latex allergy, synthetic non-latex condoms can be used, but breakage rates are higher than latex condoms. Use a condom every time you have anal, vaginal, or oral sex. How to Use a Male Condom | CDC.
Although there is no vaccine for chlamydia and gonorrhea, there are vaccines for hepatitis B and HPV. Vaccines are a safe and effective way to prevent these serious diseases, so make sure you are up to date with your vaccinations.
Reduce the number of sexual partners you have
Reducing the number of sexual partners decreases your risk for STDs. It is important that you get tested and share your results with your sexual partner.