Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

What You Should Know About STDs

Preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is everyone's responsibility. Keep reading to learn the first things you need to know about STDs!


  • Some of the more commonly known STDs are gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, and HIV.
  • If you think you or your partner may have been exposed, don't wait to get tested and treated.
  • Confidential treatment is available to anyone by calling the Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Program at 301-583-3150.
  • Parental consent for STD testing or treatment is not required for those aged 13 years and older.
  • STDs will not go away if left untreated.

Useful Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Control Program



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