A lot may doubt the necessity of checking your partner or even yourself for sexually transmitted diseases, well this article shall enlighten you on your doubts and interest to learn more about STD testing, this article will let you realize the importance and advantage of knowing and visiting a STD clinic from time to time for testing and information.
Various procedures can be applied in STD testing; first thing to ask you in your visit in a clinic and prior to any test will be about your risk factors, after the initial interview, this will be the basis of the necessary tests to diagnose your condition. Screening for STD’s like Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, or others should be more often and more advised to sexually active people with a new partner or those with multiple sex partners.
STD clinics offer a more comfortable and upfront approach for individuals who would like to discover their current condition on whether they are infected or not. Unlike most private medical practitioners who does not perform STD screening unless you specify too, STD clinics are dedicated primarily and only for STD testing and information. Confidentiality on your results is a primary concern for STD clinics, thus your results will be kept confidential between you and the doctor, the process of testing will be coded and some STD clinics are not required to archive STD results. Most people would assume that a test will be given directly upon visitation, but testing for STD is only done upon request, not unless you have shown tremendous symptoms leading to a diagnosis of STD. But STDs unluckily do not manifest symptoms most of the time.
Any slight symptom of STD should not be ignored; it is vital that you submit yourself for testing to confirm your condition and avoid further complication. STD symptoms are often asymptomatic but if it comes to manifest, it would include symptoms such as abnormal discharges from the genitals, sores, itching, sensation of burning during urination, and pain during intercourse.
STDs are out there in many types with varied symptoms and this can be prevented by abstinence or the practices of safe sex through using condom but also remember that not all STDs are curable; hence prevention is better than cure. If you suspect that you are infected, or if you suspect that you have come in contact sexually with an infected person, have yourself checked for STD right away and do not let the virus spread and cause irreversible damage on your body!
STD can be very dangerous to men and women, young or old, pregnant or not, this can bring about many irreversible damage in an individual’s body like pelvic inflammatory disease and epidydimitis that both can lead to infertility. STDs can complicate to medical conditions such as meningitis, or can lead to irreversible damage to the human internal organs and thus you must do all you can to prevent it and if possible, detect it early on to have the proper cure or treatment.