Sexually transmitted diseases—more often called STDs—are diseases that are spread by having unprotected sex with someone who currently has an STD. It’s important to note that sexually transmitted diseases can be acquired by any sexual activity that involves the mouth, anus, vagina, or penis.
STDs are serious illnesses that require treatment. AIDS is an example of a STD that can’t be cured and is deadly. The best defense against acquiring an STD is by learning more about them and protecting yourself.
Some of the most common STDs include:
• Genital herpes
• Genital Warts
• Hepatitis B