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WHAT ARE STDs

WHAT ARE STDs

STDs are sexually transmitted diseases. This means they are most often — but not exclusively — spread by sexual intercourse. HIV, chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, and gonorrhea, some forms of hepatitis, syphilis, and trichomoniasis are STDs.Includes Diseases: Genital wart; Chlamydia infection…Symptoms: Vaginal discharge MOST COMMON TYPES • Human papillomavirus (HPV)An infection that causes warts …

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WHAT IS PEP

WHAT IS PEP

PEP stands for post-exposure prophylaxis. The word “prophylaxis” means to prevent or control the spread of an infection or disease. PEP means taking HIV medicines within 72 hours after a possible exposure to HIV to prevent becoming infected with HIV.PEP should be used only in emergency situations. It is not meant for regular use by …

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What is PrEP?

What is PrEP?

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at very high risk of getting HIV to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. When someone is exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, these medicines can work to keep the virus from …

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