Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are very common in the United States. In fact, the U.S. has the highest rate of STDs in the world. Two-thirds of all STDs occur in teenagers and young adults under the age of 25. One out of four sexually active teenagers will get an STD before turning 21. STDs spread from one person to another during sex (genital, anal or oral) and by sharing needles.
Since STDs are often spread when the infected person has no symptoms, most of the time a person cannot tell if someone has an STD. Additionally, people may not even be aware that they are infected and/or may not discuss it if they are.
Most Common STDs
At Water’s Edge Dermatology, our providers have the advanced training and expertise to effectively treat all types of STDs. Explore the links below to learn about some of the most common STDs.
- AIDS-Related Skin Conditions
- Genital Herpes (Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2)
- Genital Warts (HPV)
If you have or suspect you have an STD, contact Water’s Edge Dermatology for an appointment with one of our providers. Our dermatologists can determine if you have an STD and recommend treatment options for you.