The below infographic lists the most common STDs that affect men:
The commonest STDs are listed as Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Trichomonas (a parasite) and herpes.
Many bacteria can be cured but some viruses like herpes persist for life (though symptoms can be controlled with medication).
The worrying aspect is that up to 40% of men may have no symptoms of an infection and could be passing it to their partners without realising it. This highlights the importance of regular STD screening even in the absence of symptoms.
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