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SxCheck Founder, Dr. Sharon Mitchell, PHD, MPH, CDS, has decades of experience preventing the spread of STDs/STIs in high risk populations.

Three Steps to Protect Yourself from STDs - What Everyone Should Know

How to Avoid Infections — Mitch on November 16, 2007 at 5:54 pm

Get Vaccinated

Get vaccinated at a public health unit or doctor’s office to protect against:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Guardasil (recommended for women, to protect against HPV)

Use Physical Protection

From an infection standpoint, kissing someone is like kissing everyone they have ever kissed.

  • Always require a condom to be used
  • If one of your partners might have herpes, ensure that they are taking medication.
    Herpes is most transmissible when it is not visible.

Get Tested for STDs

Testing is the classy, health conscious thing to do:

  • Many STDs are incurable, and can be deadly if they are not treated.
  • The rates of STD infection are staggering, and on the rise (read the sidebar)
    For example: 1/300 Americans have HIV/AIDs, and 25% don’t know it
  • Condoms break, are often worn incorrectly, and must be worn the entire time to be effective

You can get tested here, at World-class medical experts. Recognized by the CDC. Convenient and affordable. If you are positive for an STD , our doctors can provide medication

Welcome to Ask Dr. Mitch

SxCheck — Mitch on September 25, 2007 at 3:53 am

I will be regularly posting responses to Safe Sex questions on this blog. You’ll also be able to learn about updates to the SxCheck service here.

If you have a question, please email it to contact at sxcheck dot com. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy