Archive for June, 2009
The American Social Health Association states, “Approximately 18.9 million new cases of STDs (not including HIV) results each year in the U.S. More than half of all people will be infected with an STD at some point in their lifetime.” (Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ASHA, 2008).
STDs are found in 1 out of 4 women and 1 out of 5 men. Therefore, it is very important to have good sexual health and get STD Testing. STD Testing checks for diseases that are spread by having sex with someone who already has an STD. Getting sexually transmitted diseases results from having sexual activity that involves the mouth, anus, vagina, or penis.
STD testing with Same Day STD Testing is a very simple process. When you call us at 1-800-805-7837, you will anonymously speak to one of our experienced STD testing counselors about your symptoms and concerns, They will ask you questions about your risk factors. After assessing what diseases you may be at risk for, they will have you get clinic tests for those conditions.
If you are in a new relationship or have multiple sexual partners, you should definitely be screened for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Our counselors will recommend other STD testing if necessary. Certain high risk groups would require Syphilis testing including pregnant women, those already infected with other STDs and homosexual men who engage in high risk sexual activities with other men.
Keep in mind that just because there are no visible symptoms, it does not constitute for an STD being absent. Getting screened for various STDs will be the only way to be confident about your sexual health. STDs are very serious illnesses and require treatment after testing. Most STDs, if detected and treated in a reasonable time frame, can be minimized or cured unlike STDs such as AIDS/HIV+, which most like reult in premature fatality.
We have over 4000+ STD Testing locations nationwide. When you get STD testing, it will be at a local clinic near where you live. Click here –> Map of Locations to find the laboratory location closest to you. After your STD Testing is performed, results start to come back in as soon as 24 hours and there after. Results can take a few days depending on the type of STD Testing performed.