You can be screened for any sexually-transmitted diseases these days. Samples of your blood, urine, or swabs are required to carry out the tests. By examining these samples in the laboratory, it can be determined whether you are infected with an STD or not. 

A lot of people fail to get STD screened because they are not aware when the right time to do it is. If you are sexually active, it is advised that you get screened for STDs on a regular basis, maybe once or twice a year or every time you enter a new sexual relationship.

Symptoms of STDs

Sometimes, people use the emergence of symptoms to warn them that it is time to get STD tested. Here are the common STD signs and symptoms to watch out for:

  • sores or blisters in the penis/vagina
  • pain or inflammation in the genital region
  • unusual discharge from penis or vagina
  • itchiness and/or irritation in the vagina/penis
  • burning pain when urinating
  • pain during sexual nausea vomiting
  • muscle or joint pains
  • difficulty breathing
  • weight loss
  • abdominal pains
  • appetite loss
  • light bleeding
  • sore throat
  • weakened muscles
  • headaches
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • rashes
  • cough

If one or more of these symptoms happen to you, it is necessary that you undergo STD testing at once. If you receive a positive test result, you should immediately consult a doctor to know what the best treatment solution is available for you!