There are many people suffering from sexually-transmitted diseases nowadays. If you have been reading the news, you will learn that several millions of people are suffering from STDs worldwide. Some of the most common STDs today are HIV, Chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhoea.
What happens if you get infected with STDs?
STDs are brought about by bacteria, viruses, and other types of microorganisms. Once they infect a person, they can trigger various signs and symptoms. Some might be mild, while others might be really painful. Some of the most common ones that manifest early on are rashes, sores, headaches, fever, nausea, pain when urinating, pain when having sex, and lower abdominal pains.
What should you do if you manifest the STD signs and symptoms?
You should not panic, okay? Go see a doctor to undergo an STD test. There are many different ways to test for STDs, depending on what type of STD you have. You will be required to submit a bodily fluid sample, usually urine, blood, or swab.
Why should you test for STDs?
STD testing will diagnose what STD you have been infected with. It can detect the virus or bacteria that caused the disease. If conducted early on, it can prevent the appearance of more serious and more severe symptoms that can lead to risky complications.
What should you do if you test positive for STDs?
Get treatment right away. Talk to a doctor to find the right treatment for you.