STDs in Pregnancy Directory
If you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD), you should always get treatment; however, this is especially important if you are pregnant. Some STDs, such as HIV or herpes, can harm your baby. Ideally, you should be screened for STDs before becoming pregnant, but if you are already pregnant, you should still be tested. Medications can often help manage your STD symptoms during pregnancy and help prevent passing STDs along to your baby. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how STDs affect your pregnancy, how you can treat STDs in pregnancy, and much more.
Genital Herpes and Pregnancy
WebMD explains how to avoid getting genital herpes during pregnancy, and what to do to keep yourself and baby healthy if you already have it.
Condoms: Effectiveness, Types, and Proper Use
Condoms are a popular method of male birth control that uses the barrier principle of contraception. Learn more about the effectiveness, types, and proper use of condoms at WebMD.
Pregnancy and HIV Testing
WebMD explains HIV testing - lab and home tests - and how HIV and pregnancy are handled.
Understanding Prevention of HIV
You may be worried about your risk for getting HIV, but there are many things you can do to take control. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself.