Getting STD tested can be simple, confidential and convenient as a walk-in clinic where you would only need to leave a blood or urine sample. No embarrassing open butt gowns or doctors poking at you – you can even receive your results online in as little as a few days depending on the test you choose.
Don’t avoid the chance to get STD tested because you feel that other people will look at you as if you are actually infected. You should be confident that you are in charge of your own health and are not ignorant to the fact that STD’s are a part of reality – NO one that is sexually active can say that with 100% confidence that they are STD free. There are at home STD test kits, so you can tested at home.
For those who are sexually active, the CDC recommends a minimum of yearly testing for: HIV, Chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea. Out of those diseases, syphilis and HIV may be fatal or life threatening if not treated correctly early on. Furthermore, gonorrhea and Chlamydia are now on the rise in statistics for being left untreated, since they may not show symptoms until later stages of the infection.
When you have any signs and symptoms like unusual discharge from your penis or vagina, genital sores, ulcerations, and fluid-filled blisters, then GET STD TESTED now.