Can STDs Be Treated? Here’s What You Should Know

You never hope to contract an STD, but if you are sexually active, STDs pose a real risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 19 million men and women in the United States contract some kind of sexually transmitted disease each year!

STDs cause uncomfortable and dangerous symptoms, but the good news is that most STDs caused by bacteria and can be treated or even cured with antibiotics. Even if an STD is caused by a virus, it can still be controlled with proper medical attention.

Whether you have syphilis, chlamydia, or any STD in between, here’s what you should know about treating your STD. (more…)

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How Does STD Home Testing Work?

Did you know that STDs can affect anybody who is sexually active? Whether you have had one sexual partner or dozens of sexual partners in your life, you are still at risk for diseases like chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes. Despite their prevalence- more than 20 million people will be diagnosed with STDs this year alone!- far too many people put off or avoid STD testing for months or years.

Procrastinating on an essential health screening like an STD test jeopardizes your health. STDs are quite manageable when caught early, and some can even be cured with just one round of antibiotics. However, when STDs go undiagnosed or untreated, they often lead to dangerous health complications and lose their ability to be cured easily. (more…)

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How to Test For STDs Without Embarrassment or Shame

Getting yourself tested for STDs isn’t something you want to broadcast to the world. In fact, many people neglect STD testing, even when it’s critical to their health, because they are unwilling to face the embarrassment and cost of testing.

However, STD testing is an important component of ongoing health and wellness, especially considering about 20 million people in America contract an STD each year. Most STDs can be easily cured with antibiotics, and the others can be managed with medications. The only harm come from ignoring STD symptoms and declining testing because untreated STDs can become life threatening.

You know that nagging voice in the back of your head telling you to get tested for STDs is right, so here is how you can do it conveniently, privately, and quickly.


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3 Important Reasons to Get Tested for STDs

Whether you are from Long Island, New York or Tampa, Florida, sexually transmitted diseases are no joke. Unfortunately, most of them can infiltrate your body without providing obvious and clear-cut symptoms. A full 19 million new STD cases are registered each year,  and it is much better to be safe than sorry by getting tested for STDs yourself. The idea of STD testing carries a stigma, but it shouldn’t. It’s a prudent and important choice to make, not just for your own health, but for your sexual partners as well.

STDs Don’t Discriminate

Sexually transmitted diseases don’t care if you make a lot of money or have an impressive college degree. They also don’t care about your age, race, or body type. As long as you are sexually active, you are at risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. STD testing is the wise choice because it only requires your blood, urine, or cell samples to identify exactly what disease you have and how it can be treated. (more…)

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