STD Risks: Sex, Drugs, & Alcohol

Article from by Kristena Ducre

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In her article Kristena Ducre says, "The explosion of STDs and HIV in the past 30 years has created an environment where precautions are necessary to prevent the spread of diseases among sexual partners. Some STDs can’t be prevented by condoms, meaning there are additional steps necessary to avoid infection. Substance abuse is the leading risk factor in STD and HIV transmission, especially among men who have sex with men. Alcohol use is related to an increased chance of using intravenous drugs, which itself is a high-risk behavior for STD transmission."

This article explains why the combination of drugs and alcohol with sex is such a big problem today.