STD/STIs: Everything You Need to Know
STD Testing with an English Speaking Doctor
Thinking or hoping your partner doesn’t have an STI is not protection — you need to know for sure! Some STDs like Chlamydia rarely have symptoms, if any at all, and can even lead to infertility. If you are concerned that you may possibly have an STD, it is always best to see a doctor.
Your doctor can help you to determine if you are STD free. They will help guide you through the process of completing any tests that you may require. If you are diagnosed with an STD the doctor will help you to get healthy by providing you with the right medications and information.
It is always better to know if you have an STD as soon as possible, if left untreated, an STD can cause further damage to your body.
If untreated, STIs can increase your risk of acquiring another STI such as HIV. This happens because an STI can stimulate an immune response in the genital area or cause sores, either of which might raise the risk of HIV transmission. Some untreated STIs can also lead to infertility. ~ Mayo Clinic
Which STD Tests Should I Get?
If you are sexually active, getting tested for STDs is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health. Make sure you have an open and honest conversation about your sexual history and STD testing with your doctor and ask whether you should be tested for STDs.
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- Genital Warts
- Crabs (Pubic Lice)
- The Clap (Gonorrhea)
- Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 & 2
- Hepatities B
- HIV & AIDS
- LGV (Lymphogranuloma Venereum)
- Pelvic Inflammitory Disease
– Signs and Symptoms of Genital Herpes
I’m not having symptoms ~ Why should I get tested?
This is important because a person can have a sexually transmitted disease without knowing it. In many cases, there aren’t any signs or symptoms. In fact, that’s why many experts prefer the term sexually transmitted infections (STIs), because you can have an infection without disease symptoms.
Remember, some STDs have no signs or symptoms, making them easier to catch and pass on to your partner unknowingly.
Identify and treat your infection before you pass it on……
Disclosure: Honesty is the best policy ! Always tell your past and present partner if you have been diagnosed with an STD…….. Afterall, what goes around comes around!
How do I prevent STDs ?
Safe sex is always important to reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancy and decrease your risk of an STD. Using a condom consistently and correctly will help reduce the risk of an STD, but will not protect against STDs entirely. All of the infected areas or sores must be covered be covered with the condom but sometimes this is just not possible.
While condoms are effective in preventing the spread of some STDs, they are not perfect. Condoms are better at protecting against gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, and trichomoniasis. But they offer less protection against herpes, syphilis, and genital warts. These infections can spread through contact with skin lesions that are not covered by a condom. Finally, condoms offer virtually no protection against crabs and scabies ~ WebMD