What STD Are You Most Likely To Have?

When asked what is the most common STD a patient is likely to have, we usually turn to statistics, and then try to skirt around the HPV issue. HPV is prevalent in millions, but mostly we cannot test for it, and few physicians usually site HPV when they consider STDs. If the vaccines have any promise at all, it would be to make HPV again a very rare disease. But we have often thought that chlamydia was then next most common STD followed by gonorrhea. But a new study shows that in at least one group of patients actually Trichomonas vaginalis, commonly called "trich" is more common than Chlamydia. But what is most important is to get checked every time you have a new partner. You and your gyno can get together and decide which tests are best and how frequently to have them.

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