More Common Than You Might Think is Elite Daily's celebration of STD Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 20 million new infections occur every year in the United States, and half are among people aged 15-24. In other words, STDs and STIs are way more common than you might think, even if the stigma of having one can feel isolating. But the first step to taking control of your sexual health is to educate yourself, so take a deep breath and scroll down.

These STDs Have The Same Symptoms As The Common Cold, So Consider Seeing A Doctor

By Sydnee Lyons
I don't think I've ever in my life taken a cold seriously. Sure, I stock up on meds and snacks while I hibernate under the covers, but my healthcare regimen usually stops there. As I binge-watch Gilmore Girls for the millionth time, I'm not exactly…