Chlamydia, herpes, and gonorrhea are sexually transmitted infections (STIs). STIs are also commonly called sexually transmitted diseases (STIs). Millions of new STIs occur in the U.S. each year. Take this quiz to find out more about STIs, as well as how to protect yourself from them.
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Correctly using male condoms and other barriers such as female condoms and dental dams every time can reduce the risk for STIs.
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The best way to not get an STI is to not have sexual contact with others. It is also important to get tested and treated for STIs to protect yourself and others.