Why STD Testing Is Important [Radio Interview]


Recently, Wellex President and CEO Shannon Shores joined host Ellie Wharton on Radio 63119 in St. Louis to discuss STD testing and sexual wellness. Shannon and Ellie covered a lot of ground in regard to STDs, including: misconceptions about STDs, the wide range of people who are affected by STDs, and some of the ins and outs of the Same Day STD Testing process itself.

In addition, Shannon tackled some FAQs about how Same Day STD Testing operates, their partnership with Quest Diagnostics, and why she’s so passionate about providing this vital service to individuals in need. She stated that it’s important to give people an option to get tested in an environment where they can feel comfortable.

“Sometimes people have a stigma about what a clinic means to them. And there might be a barrier for them to get tested –– because of that ‘shame.’ Quest gives them a level of privacy –– the feeling that no one knows why they’re there,” she said.

Lastly, the conversation turned to how to handle bad news from an STD test result. Again, Shannon reiterated the importance of understanding good sexual-wellness habits, and that Same Day STD Testing strives to serve its patients with empathy and understanding.

“We look to put our patients’ minds at ease (in the event of bad news). It’s not the end of the world.”

To listen to the full interview, click on the audio file above!

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