Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are very common when you have unprotected anal, oral or vaginal sex with your partner. Chances are STDs transmit from one person to the other when you enjoy unsafe sex. STDs can become a serious concern when you experience health complications such as – increased risk of getting HIV, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), certain cancers, and infertility. The good news is getting tested can help to treat them on time and protect yourself as well as your partner from further problems.
For home STD testing, you need to collect a urine sample or oral or genital swab and then send it to the laboratory for further analysis. You may collect the sample at your home’s comfort without the need for pelvic examination or visiting the doctor’s clinic.
A blood test is usually a complete blood count or CBC which denotes possible presence of sexually transmitted disease or infection based on the red or white blood cell level of the patient.
Nearly half of these infections happen in people who are in the age group of 15 and 24 years. Young people are at greater risk of getting an STD due to various reasons as the body of young women are biologically more prone to different STDs.
HIV, syphilis are serious diseases that can lead to health problems for a long time and even cause death. It is possible to treat some STDs by taking antibiotics while others are permanent though treatment may help to deal with the symptoms.
Male condoms are quite effective when used correctly every time you have sex with your partner.
You may expect STD test results within one to three weeks.
Visit and consult a Specialist Doctor when you are suffering from any STDs!