If you have been reading my latest articles you will know about the importance of STD testing and that you need to go and receive treatment as soon as you see any symptoms or realise that you may have been infected. Unfortunately for one reason or another some people choose to ignore signs about their personal sexual health and are liable to leave it much longer before they will mention to a health worker that they need some help. So today I am going to have a look with you about the consequences of having treatment for an STD much later rather than sooner.

Even though we have quite a good education policy in place to help you know about the risks of having unprotected sex we do still have quite a high minority that does still have sex with one night stands without using the required protection to help see a fall in the numbers of those using a sex clinic after the event. 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases or STDs for short can be caused by all different kinds of tiny microorganisms which are your actual fungi, bacteria or virus. For any illness or virus that you may pick up it is so much more relevant to your own health and the medication used to treat you that it is done as soon as you become ill or notice any symptoms, and the same goes also for an STD. Professionals who work and specialise in sexual health will always advise that the sooner you commence any treatment which you may need the better it will be for you as a person and for the actual STD in how it responds to your chosen drug treatment.

Having an STD test early on in your illness means that you are sure of getting a true diagnosis straight away, and if the result deems that you need a course of drug treatment this too means that these drugs will start to fight whichever infection you may have right away. Choosing to delay an STD test knowing that you are infected means that you can make what is a simple infection to clear up much more dangerous for yourself and your body to actually deal with. 

If you either, choose to delay going for an STD or perhaps do not realise that you are infected then this can only add to the original infection. Delaying could cause more symptoms to appear which could make you feel much more uncomfortable, you could even be causing damage to the rest of your body and your organs depending on what STD you do have. And sadly in many STD cases that have been delayed or put off for an indefinite period it could cause severe complications and even death. 

So if you feel that you do need to have a sexual health test then please visit your local clinic today, it could save your life in some cases. And once you have a clean bill of health please use a condom to protect yourself.