If your doctor suspects that you may be infected with an STD, he or she will ask how many sexual partners you have had and if any of them have had an STD.
Then, your doctor will examine you, focusing on your genital area. He or she also will examine your anal area and in women, do perform a pelvic exam. In addition, your doctor may swab the tip of the penis in men or take a sample of any cervical discharge in women. The specimens are sent to a laboratory for testing. Similar measures...Read more
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On June 9, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first effective vaccine against Human Papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted infection that... Read more »