What STDs Should I Get Tested For?

There are some instances in life where it pays to be picky: selecting an engagement ring. Buying a car. Applying for a job. However, when it comes to STD testing, the idea of picking and choosing is a dangerous one. The question shouldn’t be, “what STDs should I get tested for?” Rather, every sexually active person should be wondering how often they should get tested, and where they can find the most comprehensive tests. Still, too many people forego this vital service, and we’ll highlight a few reasons why getting tested for every STD possible is imperative to your well-being:

The Danger of “Selective” Testing

The idea that only STDs like HIV are worth worrying about –– or getting tested for –– is a flawed one. It’s understandable to a degree, though. After all, HIV is a frightening, life-threatening disease that everyone should get tested for. (And that goes double for gay men and heterosexuals who participate in anal sex.) However, merely getting tested for diseases like HIV won’t ensure your health. Indeed, contracting most other STDs and neglecting to treat them will actually increase your chances of getting HIV in the future.

Asymptomatic STDs

Plenty of people have STDs that don’t ever manifest themselves outwardly. Indeed, people with chlamydia and gonorrhea may never even know they have them! In addition, STDs like syphilis undergo a latent period in their formation. So if you think that you’re “over” an STD just because sores, bumps, or lesions have dissipated, think again. It’s extremely risky to leave any of these diseases untreated. The worst case scenarios include: infertility, complications with pregnancy, scarring of the urethra, trachoma, epididymitis, loss of motor skills, paralysis, and even death.

Stopping the Spread of STDs

If you avoid STD tests, but remain sexually active, you’re not just putting yourself at risk. You’re unnecessarily putting your partners in the line of fire. Even if you don’t think you have an STD, you can still spread an STI if you’re not exhibiting any symptoms. For example: an astonishing number of people have herpes –– 16% between ages 14 and 49 to be precise. The unfortunate truth about the spread of STDs is that –– in many cases –– we can work to prevent it. You just need to take the first step and get tested.

A Word from Same Day STD Testing

If you’ve put off getting tested for STDs in the past –– we get it. It’s not the most pleasant thing to do with an off day. The good news is, at a Same Day STD testing facility you can get access to the most advanced and comprehensive tests available. Plus, you won’t have to deal with the crowd or embarrassment that accompanies free clinics. Get the tests you need the very same day. As always, you can call us here at 844-394-8520 for more information!

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