11 Facts about STDs and Tests for STDs

1. Having multiple sex partners can make you very likely to get STDs.

2. Not all STDs trigger noticeable signs and symptoms.

3. Some STD symptoms emerge after about 2-3 weeks since initial exposure to the disease.

4. A lot of STDs can be transmitted through unprotected sex.

5. STDs, such as HIV, can be transmitted through exposure to or contact with contaminated or infected blood, wounds, lesions, and cuts.

6. STD testing is a process that has to be done to properly diagnose STDs.

7. If you take an STD test, you will be asked to provide a sample of your blood, urine, or saliva. Sometimes, a swab sample taken from the infected area (sore, rash, etc) is also necessary.

8. STD testing is done in various medical facilities.

9. STD testing can also be done at home with the use of rapid home STD test kits.

10. Rapid STD test kits are more affordable than other STD testing methods, but they are as reliable and accurate.

11. Those that receive a positive STD test result should consult a doctor right away to know the best treatment solution for their STDs.