COSMO-Latinos and STDs, Facts You Should Know-MainPhoto

Therefore, the best practice is to take these preventive steps:

  • Male Condom: Women should insist that their male partners wear condoms for every sexual activity, including oral sex.
  • Female Condom: The female condom can also protect against HPV and other STIs.
  • Vaccination: There are currently two HPV vaccines in the market. Consult with your doctor about your options. There is a lot of controversy around the available vaccines.
  • Annual Screenings: Do not skip your annual Pap test.
  • Visual Screenings: Check your genitalia regularly (at least once a month) for anything abnormal.