Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are passed from one person to another through intimate physical contact --such as heavy petting-- and from sexual activity including vaginal, oral and anal sex. HIV can also be spread through the sharing of needles. STDs are not transmitted through day-to-day contact in social settings such as schools or at the workplace, nor are they transmitted through casual contact -- including kissing, shaking hands or hugging. Dirty toilet seats, mosquitoes, eating utensils and drinking glasses pose no risks of transmission.
Symptoms of an STD infection
The importance of testing
The importance of treatment
STDs On The Rise - report from the
National Coalition of STD Directors
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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