Which STDs have Vaccine?

Which STDs have Vaccine?

STDs are very common. Based on studies, there are approximately 20 million new cases of STD every year and almost half of these people are between the ages of 15 and 24. And most of these young people do not get tested. They also do not know which STDs are preventable by getting vaccinated. Having the vaccine is essential in protecting their health and overall well-being.

The woman’s reproductive system is so delicate and complex that you have to take the most necessary steps to protect it from infections and diseases. Taking care of your health and making healthy choices can help you and your loved ones. Schedule an appointment with the best GYN in East New York at Doral Health and Wellness – Women’s Health Center.

What is an STD?

Sexually transmitted disease or STD is an illness that is passed on from one person to another by having unprotected sex. There are many different kinds of STDs, and some do not manifest symptoms.

How to Prevent STDs?

Condom is one of the most common forms of STD prevention. Although they are not an assurance that you won’t be infected, condoms can greatly decrease your risk of contracting an STD. The most effective STD prevention is abstinence, which mean you need to stop engaging in all types of sexual intercourse. Or if you cannot refrain from having sex, at least choose to have a monogamous physical relationship to help reduce the risk of contracting sexually transmitted disease. Finally, there are vaccines available for certain STDs. These vaccines are safe and are effective in protecting you from certain diseases.

STD Vaccines Available

HPV Vaccine

Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is one of the most common STDs that affects millions of people around the world. HPV is very hard to treat since this kind of disease does not usually show signs or symptoms. And if left untreated, some variants of these diseases can cause cervical cancer. Although not all strains can be prevented by this vaccine, you should still consider having yourself vaccinated against HPV.

Hepatitis A Vaccine

Hepatitis A is a type of liver disease that is commonly contracted because of dirty food and/or water. But it can also be contacted through sexual activity. Hepatitis A can be prevented when you get the vaccine, which is usually given in two shots, administered in two shots and six months apart.

Hepatitis B Vaccine

Like Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B is also a liver disease, contracted by unprotected sex. Hep B vaccine can be received in a series of 2 to 4 injections.

Currently, only these three types of STDs have a vaccine. Other STDs do not have vaccines yet or are still under development.  Remember, if you are sexually active, getting an STD test is very helpful in identifying the type of STD that you have.

At Doral Health and Wellness – Women’s Health Center, we have the best GYN doctor in East New York, and we provide women with quality healthcare services. To schedule an appointment, you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11212, or call us at 1-347-384-5690. You can also visit our website at http://www.gynecologistbrooklyn.com/.

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