Latex or polyurethane condoms help prevent transmission of most STDs but even condoms are not 100% guaranteed to prevent all infections.
Yes, it is possible to get an STD even if you are not sexually active. STDs like oral herpes and HPV can be transmitted through kissing or oral sex. Abstaining from all kinds of sexual activity and intravenous drug use are the only ways to completely avoid contracting an STD.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 25% of the U.S. population have tested positive for STDs. This figure could actually be higher due to people who are infected but have not been tested. Many STDs, such as pubic lice (crabs), can be treated at home. Other STDs, like HPV and herpes, are not required to be reported.
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Yes, your results are sent in a PDF format attached to your results email. Most smartphones can open and display PDF files.
Yes. Treatment for an STD does not protect you from contracting the same or other STDs in the future. You should get tested if you have had unprotected sex regardless of whether you have had treatment in the past. Re-infections are common if you fail to complete your prescribed treatment. It is also possible to have more than one STD at a time.
Most sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are curable if detected early though some, like HIV and herpes, can only be managed.
Most results are available 1 to 2 days after you visit the testing center. Certain states have regulations requiring additional processing time. Call STD Check anytime at 1-800-456-2323 for an update on the status of your results.
Common STD symptoms include sores on the genitals, discharge, itching, a burning sensation during urination, dark or smelly urine, strange rashes or spots on your body, bumps, blisters, warts, or lesions on the genitals, unusual odors, and white spots in your pubic hair. Remember: Many STDs do not show symptoms.
Yes. If you have engaged in unprotected oral, vaginal, or anal sex, getting tested for STDs is important. Although many STD infections do not show symptoms, it is still possible to spread them. Getting tested will put you at ease and help you begin any needed treatment.
STDs are more common than most people believe. Some STDs do not show symptoms, so the only way to confirm that you are infected is to get tested. You can unknowingly be infected and transmit STDs to others. You are at risk if you have come in contact with an STD-infected person.