Can You Tell the STD Myths From the Facts?

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Question 1 of 10

The only way to know if you have an STD is to get tested.

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Question 2 of 10

If I use long-term birth control, such as birth control pills or an IUD, I don't need to use a condom.

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Question 3 of 10

You can only contract an STD through vaginal sex.

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Question 4 of 10

A routine STD test does not test for all STDs.

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Question 5 of 10

Only people who "sleep around" or are promiscuous get STDs.

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Question 6 of 10

Despite increased knowledge and education, rates of STDs continue to increase.

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Question 7 of 10

Chlamydia and gonorrhea are similar to viruses like the common cold — they are contagious for a while but eventually they will go away on their own.

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Question 8 of 10

Homemade condoms — for example, using saran wrap — are not a safe alternative to condoms.

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Question 9 of 10

Only young people need to worry about STDs.

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Question 10 of 10

Using two condoms will give me more protection than using just one.

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