April is STD awareness month!
There is still a lot of stigma surrounding STDs. Individuals can feel guilt, shame, and embarrassment when they learn they have an STD, and they can fear telling their family, friends, and partners. However, you may be surprised to know that more than half of Americans will have an STD at some point in their life. It’s one way we can relate as humans! So let’s stop the stigma surrounding STDs!
Less stigma related to STDs would ultimately lead to lower STD rates. Here’s how:
- When an individual isn’t afraid or ashamed of regular STD testing, they are more inclined to voluntarily test for a panel of STDs.
- If the individual tests positive for any STD, they are able to receive prompt treatment before the infection can spread to a new partner.
- The individual is able to tell their current and/or previous partner so they can be tested and also receive treatment.
When you treat STDs in a timely manner, there are fewer STDs to be spread! And with fewer STDs transmitted, the population as a whole experiences better health.
Private Testing Center is here to help with all your testing needs. We offer affordable and convenient testing in a constant effort to prevent the spread of Herpes, HIV and other STDs. We deliver fast results so any necessary treatment can happen quickly. Same Day appointments are available and with over 1500 locations nationwide, your closest location is only a short drive away. We understand your privacy is of the utmost importance and we assure confidentiality for every one of our customers.