The correct and consistent use of male latex condoms is highly effective in reducing the transmission of STDs. Use a condom every time you have anal, vaginal, or oral sex. Use a latex or polyurethane condom Using a latex or polyurethane condom every time you have vaginal, oral, or anal sex reduces the risk of infection. Research to develop vaccines against genital herpes and HIV is advanced, and several candidate vaccines are in the early stages of clinical development.
There is growing evidence to suggest that the meningitis prevention vaccine (MenB) provides some cross-protection against gonorrhea. More research is needed on vaccines for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis. If you're sexually active, getting tested for STIs is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health and that of your partner.