STDs can be quickly diagnosed and are often easily treatable too
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs). They are infections that are usually spread from person to person during vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Although many STDs are quite common, a lot of infected people do not show any symptoms, and are unaware that they have an STD and can pass the disease to others. Without treatment, STDs can lead to serious health complications. However, most STDs are easy to test for and can be effectively treated. Get tested today in the privacy of your own home.
Why consider this test?
You should consider getting tested if:
- You are sexually active
- You have had unprotected sex
- You are entering a new relationship
- You are experiencing symptoms of an STD
- You have had a partner with an STD
If you suspect that you have been exposed to an STD, be aware that there is a “window period” where laboratory assays are unable to detect the STD. This period differs for each STD. Most STDs can be detected with 2 to 4 weeks post-exposure, while others (such as hepatitis C and syphilis) may not be detectable until 10-12 weeks post-exposure.