Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are infections that are most commonly spread through sexual contact. STDs are most commonly transmitted through blood, semen, and vaginal fluid. Since many STDs present without any symptoms, anyone who has had unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex with someone outside of a monogamous relationship where both partners have tested negative, should get tested. Some STDs can damage reproductive organs which can lead to infertility and some predispose individuals to certain types of cancer. It is also important to get tested if you are pregnant, regardless of your decision regarding your pregnancy, for your own health and the health of your baby. We can help.