What Are the Chances of Having an STD?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswers-enHD-AR1.jpgFind out what the experts have to say.stds, sexually transmitted disease, sti, stis, sexually transmitted infection, sex, sexually active, having sex, condom, condoms, using condoms, what if you don't use a condom? disease, infected, aids, hiv, herpes, chlamydia, warts, genital warts, hpv, trichomoniasis, trich07/15/200909/26/201609/26/2016Julia Brown Lancaster, MSN, WHNP-BC11/04/201566b5f655-8d0d-4b16-a21b-713a3a01ee58https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-odds.html/<p><em>If people are&nbsp;sexually active and not using condoms, what is the possibility of them having a disease?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Kamyra*</em></p> <p>Unfortunately, it's quite likely. People who have sex without using condoms are at <strong>high risk</strong> of getting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).</p> <p>It doesn't matter how many people the person has&nbsp;had sex with. Even if someone has only had one sexual partner, that partner could have a disease. Of course, the chances of getting STDs (also called sexually transmitted infections, or STIs) are even higher if a person has unprotected sex with lots of different partners.</p> <p>Many people who have STDs do not have obvious signs or symptoms. Because of this, they may believe they're "clean" and tell partners there's no need to use a condom. But that's not safe. For example, about 6 out of 10 young people with&nbsp;<a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-hiv.html/">HIV</a> don't know they're infected. So they risk passing the&nbsp;virus, which causes AIDS,&nbsp;on to others.</p> <p>Even getting treatment isn't a completely foolproof way&nbsp;to stop STDs from spreading. Some STDs (like <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-trichomoniasis.html/">trichomoniasis</a>)&nbsp;can be treated so they go away, but other infections (like <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-herpes.html/">herpes</a> or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-warts.html/">HPV</a>) will always be in a person's body, even if that person has been treated. &nbsp;Plus, if someone has been treated for an STD like <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-chlamydia.html/">chlamydia</a> and it goes away,&nbsp;that same person can still get&nbsp;re-infected if exposed to the STD&nbsp;another time.</p> <p>Anyone who is planning to have sex, or who has had sex, should be tested for STDs. <strong>And&nbsp;always use condoms for protection</strong> &mdash; <strong>every time.</strong></p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
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