Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) can affect anyone. Any person who has sex can contract an STD. We recommend that all sexually active people be screened for STDs at an interval that is best determined by you and your provider.
Many STDs are easily treated when they are diagnosed early. If STDs are not treated in a timely fashion they can cause permanent damage to the reproductive tract, causing infertility. STDs can be prevented with safer sex, regular screening and early treatment.