While you may feel ashamed you may have an STD, you should know that being ignorant about the disease is not a good thing for your health. Untreated STDs can cause serious health problems and may cause complications such as infertility.
should be tested. Everybody includes older adults, people in a
committed relationship and teenagers. How often they should be tested
for STDs is dependent on several things such as how many people they
are sleeping with and how many people their partners are sleeping
are many STDs out there, so the real trick comes in finding out which
sexually transmitted disease to be tested for. The two most common
STDs are gonorrhea and chlamydia, and they are asymptomatic, which
means most people don’t know they have it until it causes even
worst problems. One such problem is pelvic inflammatory disease,
which can lead to infertility.
from 13 to 64 years of age should be tested for HIV at least once.
You should be tested more often if you engage in any of the risk
factors for it such as having sex with someone you don’t know well
or have had more than one sex partner since the last test. If you
also use drugs and share needles, you should be tested for HIV.
these three, there is syphilis, HPV, genital warts and many, many
others. Talk to your doctor or do your own research to learn about
the different ones.
to your doctor if you experience burning or itchiness in the genital
area. Whether you’re symptoms free or not, you should learn how
often you need to be tested for STDs.
you have sex at least once a year and are between 21 and 25, you
should be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea once a year.
you’re dating someone new and it’s getting serious, make sure you
and your partner get tested before having sex. Getting a test does
not mean you don’t trust your partner, but respect them and their
health. You can go into the relationship with confidence about their
health, which allows you to have a better sex life and not have to
worry about using condoms unless there is any reason to use them.
if you’re in a long-term relationship, you should still be tested
at least three times during it. If you believe they were exposed to
an STD, make sure to get tested. Many people in supposed committed
relationships have been diagnosed positive for an STD.
you have an open relationship, be sure you and your partner get
tested often depending on the arrangement you have. If you notice you
have odd symptoms or believe your other half has cheated on you, you
need to get tested for STDs.
Your sexual health is just as important as your overall. With casual sex on the rise and people having sex with more than one partner, it’s important to get tested for STDs to remain healthy.
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With college back in session, the NJ AIDS/HIV/STD Hotline is reminding students they can be independent and enjoy all the social activities without suffering any of the unintentional mistakes such as drug overdose, drug misuse, unplanned pregnancies, sexual assaults and STDs.