Did you know STD and STI symptoms often go undetected?
Your health matters.
Get tested and know for sure.
Just because someone says they are clean, doesn’t mean they’ve been tested. They may think they are clean, but they aren’t. Just because you don’t see any symptoms of infection doesn’t mean the infections aren’t there. Some STD/STI have no symptoms and can go undetected until you are tested.
What are some common symptoms?
- painful urination
- other unusual new symptoms that get worse or don’t go away
STDs can be viral or non-viral. STD’s/STI’s are infections passed from one person to another during sexual activity such as vaginal, oral, or anal sex.
But I always use a condom…
Using a condom doesn’t provide you 100% protection against STD’s.
Am I at risk?
If you have had sex with more than one person, you are at risk. If you have only had sex with your partner but your partner has had sex with someone else, you are still at risk.
Is there a cure?
Non-viral STDs can be treated and cured if caught in a timely manner. Viral STDs are not curable, meaning they may be with you for life. Many of the symptoms of non-viral STDs may be treatable; however, it is something that you may have to deal with for the long haul.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year in this country, half among young people ages 15 – 24.
Remember, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) are concerning and often present no symptoms. If you are sexually active, you should schedule an STD/STI test. The CDC recommends that sexually active men and women get tested at least once per year to see if they unknowingly have contracted an STI. The longer you wait to get tested, the greater the risk for lasting and more damaging complications. If you want to get tested, click here to find where you can do so.
Knowing the risks of STIs and how they’re contracted can help you make thoughtful and wise decisions regarding your sexual health. If you have been sexually active and would like to speak to a registered nurse about your risk, schedule a free confidential appointment today.
Your sexual health and the sexual health of your partners is important.