Ways to Protect Yourself

Although not all infections can be cured, there are ways you can protect yourself from them. Below are ways to prevent infections.

Ways to Prevent Infections

  • Abstinence: not engaging in sex is the most effective way to prevent an infection
  • Vaccination: protect yourself from Hepatitis B and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) by receiving a series of shots.
  • Lower Sex Partners: those with lower number of sex partners are at lower risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Practice Monogamy: you can avoid STIs by having sex with only one person who is also uninfected.
  • Condoms: the proper use of condoms can effectively prevent STIs by up to 98%