Wednesday, September 19, 2018
   
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STD Testing

Maybe You Should Think About It Now

Many people wait until they think they have an STD before they schedule an STD exam. It's not too late to treat an STD -- but it is too late to avoid it in the first place. We'll be glad to see you and treat you, but there is a better way...

Think about having an exam done before you have sex with another person. Being able to prove to your partner that you're responsible and serious about your health -- and theirs -- is a great way to enjoy your sex life without worrying.

If you haven't been tested and don't know your partner that well, then condoms are your only choice for protection against pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

SOME FACTS ABOUT STDs:

  • Half of sexually active people in the US will contract an STD by the time they’re 25. That’s one out of every two people!

  • Each year, one in four teens contracts an STD/STI

  • Less than half of adults ages 18 to 44 have ever been tested for an STD/STI other than HIV/AIDS

  • It is estimated that as many as one in five Americans have genital herpes, a lifelong (but manageable) infection, yet up to 90 percent of those with herpes are unaware they have it