The most effective way to prevent an STD is to abstain from sex. Other preventive measures include:
- Always use latex condoms during sexual activity
- Have sex with only one partner (who has sex only with you)
- Have regular checkups for sexually transmitted diseases
Some other barrier methods of contraception may provide some protection. Talk to your doctor about your options.
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