Currently there are no vaccines available for the protection against the most common bacterial sexually transmitted diseases. These diseases include chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. However, there are vaccines available for some sexually transmitted viral infections. These include hepatitis A, hepatitis B and HPV.
For more information about hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccine, visit here
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease that can be prevented through vaccination.
Most people who are infected with HPV are unaware of their infection because symptoms are rare.
When symptoms do occur, they can include visible genital warts or pre-cancerous changes in the cervix, vulva, anus, or penis.
HPV is the primary cause of cervical cancer as well as the cause for many anal, penile and head/neck cancers. There is no cure for HPV, but many times the infection will resolve on its own.
To learn more about HPV and the available vaccine, visit the North Dakota Department of Health’s Human Papillomaviruswebpage