Why is STD Testing and Screenings so important?

Many STDs are curable. Those without a cure are treatable. Protect yourself and others from unnecessary damage. Get tested for STDs regularly.

Did you know?

  1. 1) The CDC estimates that there are 19 million new cases of STDs in the United States each year.
  2. 2) Chlamydia is nicknamed the “silent” disease because approximately 75% of infected women and 50% of infected men either do not have symptoms, or symptoms are so mild they go unnoticed.
  3. 3) There is a cure for syphilis. However, if left untreated, it can lead to serious health issues and even death.
  4. 4) Approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 5 men are currently infected with genital herpes in the United States.

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How Soon Should I Test for an STD?

15 Jun 2020

What happens if you’ve engaged in unprotected sex, especially with a new partner? Do you need to get tested for an STD, and if so, how soon after having unprotected sex? More

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