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Each year, twenty million Americans are diagnosed with an STD, an experience that can prove both painful and humiliating. While living with an STD requires a number of precautions, including the possibility of abstinence, your relationship does not have to be any less fulfilling. Dr. Alice W. Ko of Health Guru explains how STDs come about, how using protection cannot always prevent the transmission of STDs, and the steps one should take after being diagnosed.

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