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Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
How can my child prevent getting an STD?
The only way you or your child can completely prevent an STD is to not have sex. The younger a person is when they begin to have sex for the first time, the more susceptible they become to developing an STD. As parents, you can't always control this part of your child's life, but Children's advises you to talk to him or her about sex and STDs early. Teens should read: Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A Guide for Teens from the Center for Young Women's Health.
If sexually active, the best thing is to use a latex condom each and every time you have sex and avoid multiple sex partners. Always make sure your partner knows their STD status before having sex with him or her. Remember, gay and lesbian sexual activity can pass STDs just as easily as heterosexual sex.
Precautionary measures, recommended by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, can help to reduce your risk of developing a sexually transmitted disease. These include the following:
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”