If you’re sexually active, even if you only have one partner, you are at risk for contracting a sexually-transmitted disease (STD). For your long-term health, it’s important to be tested regularly so you can seek treatment right away if you do have an STI or STD.
Sexually transmitted diseases are very common. It’s estimated that one in two young people who are sexually active will contract an STD by the age of 25 and likely won’t realize it. Some STDs can be cured but some cannot. Many have lifelong effects, which is why it’s important to get tested and treated as soon as possible.
4 Reasons to Get Tested for STDs
Getting Tested Is Easy & Quick
Most STD tests take only minutes to complete. You’ll receive your results right away and there are no needles involved. It’s quick, painless, and gives you important information about your sexual health that will impact you and your partner.
Most STDs Can Be Treated
Treatment can only begin once you know you have an STD, and most STDs can be treated even if they can’t be cured. The longer the go untreated, the more havoc they can wreak on your health. It’s better to know and be treated than to wonder and potentially spread the disease to a partner or someone else.
Some STDs Don’t Have Symptoms
You can’t tell someone has an STD just by looking at them, and you can’t rely on or wait for symptoms before wondering if you have an STD. Instead, it’s better to be proactive and learn as soon as possible whether you have and STD or not.
The Sooner You Know, The Sooner You Can Heal
Finding out you have an STD is scary. It can be uncomfortable and leave you with a lot of questions. For your own health both now and down the road, you should learn about possible STDs sooner rather than later and seek the treatment you need.
If you think you might have an STD or it’s been awhile since you’ve been tested, contact us for a free appointment today.