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Top Ten Reasons to get STD Testing

By STD Concern

There are many reasons why you should be tested if you think you have contacted a Sexually Transmitted Disease like avoiding future complications. This post will deal with the short and long term problems associated with untreated STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections).

There are also some reasons not to get tested like it might be embarrassing to explain this problem to your family Doctor. Fearful that somebody might find out you’re getting tested for an STD and spread it around. Going to a Free Clinic might lead to a lecture or having to take a course on “Practicing Safe Sex” if you test positive.

Here are reasons to get tested:

  1. You can’t get treated without getting tested. Most STD’s require an antibiotic which you can’t get OTC.
  2. You’re experiencing burning pain when you urinate and have oozing sores in your genital region.
  3. If left untreated, Gonorrhea may cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women, while men could become infertile and experience pain in their testicles.
  4. Syphilis is very treatable in its early stages. After that, syphilis enters its third and most severe stage. This stage begins with an overall feeling of being unwell, including fever, weakness, and nervous system abnormalities. Untreated, the mortality rate is over 50 percent.
  5. For Women, if you have an STI you need to get it treated to avoid complications around your pregnancy.
  6. Certain strains of the HPV (Human Papillomavirus), which is responsible for genital warts, increase your risk of mouth, throat, cervical, penile, and anal cancers according to the National Institutes of Health.
  7. Even though there is no cure for HIV getting treatment will help you live a longer life by managing this Virus.
  8. Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis are all completely treatable with antibiotics in their early stages.
  9. Though there is no Treatment for Hepatitis A (Body usually fights it off), Hepatitis B and C can be treated if they become chronic. Chronic Hepatitis can lead to liver damage and need for a liver transplant.
  10. Genital Herpes are not curable but there are good treatments out there to lessen your symptoms.

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