The use of a condom is essential to protect yourself and your partners against STDs. If you have any concerns, you should have a screening test. In the event of an infection, follow the treatment correctly and inform your sexual partner/partners.
How can you protect yourself against STDs?
The main preventative measures consist of:
- using a condom (and a dental dam for oral sex)
- having a screening test if in doubt
- treating infections promptly and avoiding contaminating your sexual partners
- being vaccinated against HPV (recommended for young girls aged between 12 and 14) and against hepatitis B.