Fact: Like all things in life, it’s best not to judge a book by its cover. People from all walks of life can (and do) get infected with STDs. STDs don’t care if you’re straight or gay, male or female, old or young – anyone who is sexually active is at risk. With nearly 20 million new infections diagnosed across the U.S. every year, it’s just smart to get tested and know the status of your own sexual health.