People usually fall into two classifications when it comes to administering to their own health and wellness:
1) They are either near or at Defcon Level 1 (which is the most severe) on the hypochondriac scale and are online daily with a digital self-diagnosis of terminal cancer and/or other fatal medical conditions,
2) They honestly believe if they ignore the problem, situation or symptom long enough it will eventually go away, which is otherwise known as the “Ostrich Syndrome.”
While neither type or disposition is recommended to ensure physical and mental stability,
erring on the side of “better safe than sorry” is probably not a bad idea, considering in many cases, when it comes to things like STDs, “what you can’t see (or feel) CAN very often hurt you.”
In other words, we all are pretty sure that the Type 1 Chicken Little’s sky is falling each and every day and they are getting testing and treated if someone so much as sneezes near them. We’re thinking not much is gonna sneak past that group so we’re obviously not as concerned about them missing anything.
But for you Type 2 folks…here’s a little helpful information:
If left undetected and untreated, some viral and bacterial infections could go from their fairly harmless initial stages to long-term health problems and, in some cases, life-threatening status without much notice in between. Even if a symptom goes away, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s out of your system. And here’s a not-so-fun fact: Many people don’t experience ANY symptoms of STDs they’ve contracted until much later, and sometimes by the time it’s noticeable it’s too late to do anything about it.
So, pull your head out and go get tested. And while you’re there at the lab….go ahead and tell your Type 1 buddy it’s all gonna be ok. Sky’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
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