Even though STDs and STIs are becoming more and more common, there’s still a lot of misinformation and misconceptions about them. Let’s clear the air on some of these myths:
1. STDs aren’t a problem if they don’t cause symptoms
If you don’t have any symptoms, how bad can an STD really be?
There are actually many STDs that don’t have symptoms, including chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, and more. But that doesn’t mean these diseases aren’t wreaking havoc inside your body. These STDs can lead to infertility, pelvic diseases, and increase your risk for other diseases like HIV.
2. I’m safe if I have only one partner
It takes only one person to transmit an STD. Perhaps your partner hasn’t been tested in a while or before you became intimate. STDs can also be transmitted over genital contact or other shared surfaces.
3. All STDs can be treated and cured
Some STDs can be treated through antibiotics if they are bacterial. But other STDs that are viral can’t be treated with antibiotics. Further, some STDs like HIV, herpes, hepatitis B, and HPV have no cure. It’s far better to prevent an STD than to treat it.
4. Getting an STD is shameful
Most Americans will get an STD in their lifetime. While shame is an understandable first reaction, you don’t have to stay there. Many people can relate to your situation. And a new partner asking about your sexual health is a way to start off the relationship with honesty and openness.
Private Testing Center offers affordable and convenient testing, in a constant effort to prevent the spread of Herpes, HIV and other STDs. 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.
Don’t leave your sexual health to chance. Call us at 888.249.6716 or Schedule an Appointment today.