June 26, 2019
It is very common for young people and their parents to start asking themselves several questions about sexual life and knowing the proper way to prevent certain sexually transmitted diseases, one of the questions is: If I have never had sex, can I get an STD?
Dr. Alida Oblitas, Gynecologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma, responds: “No. Sexually transmitted diseases can be spread only when you have sex without any protection. There is no other way to get the fearsome STDs”
Given this situation, there are more questions about these types of diseases and the Specialist did not hesitate to answer them
When can I get an STD test?
Anytime you start or have unprotected sexual life, and even more so if I have risky contacts
What are STDs?
They are diseases or infections that are spread from one person to another having vaginal, anal or oral sex and from mother to child during pregnancy or childbirth, through blood transfusions or shared needles
How to prevent an STD?
Using a condom and knowing your sexual partner, abstaining from sex, engaging in monogamous relationships, and getting HPV and Hepatitis B, A vaccines
How do I realize that I got an STD?
Getting periodic checks since most infections are asymptomatic
When to see a doctor for STDs?
On a regular basis when you are sexually active or when you have a new partner
Should I worry about STD?
No, because once identified they are very easy to treat
Dra. Alida Oblitas
Gynecologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma