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I Just Found Out That I May Have an STD. What Should I Do Now?

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I Just Found Out That I May Have an STD. What Should I Do Now?

If you think you might have an STD, and you are currently involved in a sexual relationship, it is your responsibility to protect both yourself and your partner from further infection. While ideally that means talking to your partner about why you're worried, getting tested, and potentially abstaining from sexual activity until you both know what's up, that may not be feasible for everyone. What you can do, however, is start practicing safer sex -- if you haven't already been doing so. Safer sex may not be foolproof, particularly for diseases that spread skin to skin, but it will generally reduce the risk of transmitting any infection you have.

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