Practicing safe sex and using condoms are good ways of reducing your risk of contracting an STD. But another way of protecting yourself is getting vaccinated.
What vaccines are available for STDs? And are there new ones in development?
One STD vaccine you have probably heard about is the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 20 million people in the United States have HPV, with six million more becoming infected each year.
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