Routine STD Testing Should Be Part Of An Overall Healthy Lifestyle
If your test results came back negative for having an STD; Congratulations on a clean bill of sexual health! In order to maintain your STD-free status, you should continue to monitor and safeguard your sexual well-being by routinely being tested for STDs.
Any sexually active individual who is not in a long-term, mutually monogamous relationship should be regularly screened for STDs anytime there is a change in sexual partner(s) or habits. Proper condom use and being tested at the same time as your sex or needle-sharing partner(s) are the most effective defenses against the spread of STDs. A simple test can make all the difference in your quality of life!
A Positive Test Result Means You Can Take Control
As the saying goes, “Knowing Is Half The Battle.” You should be proud of yourself for taking the step to get a clear picture of your sexual health. Now that you know about your STD you can do something about it and take control of your situation.
You are NOT alone. Millions of Americans have or have had an STD at some point in their lives, and STDAware is here for you!
STDAware IS THE ONLY ONLINE STD TESTING SERVICE THAT OFFERS FOLLOW-UP MEDICAL SUPPORT
STDAware offers post-test consultation for anyone who tests positive for having an STD (with the exception of HSV-1). These post-test consultation calls are provided at no additional cost to STDAware patients and are conducted by a board-certified physician on staff at STDAware. During your call with the doctor, they will review what your test results mean and what your options for treatment are. The doctor may also ask you about your sexual history and any past partners that you may wish to notify. Be advised that in certain states, it is a legal requirement for an individual to disclose an HIV infection to any sex partners before sexual consent.
Most STDs are treatable and can be cured when medication is taken as directed. For those STD conditions that cannot be cured, treatment is still available to minimize the impact of an STD on your life. STDAware patients who are diagnosed with chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HSV-2 will qualify for free treatment. To learn more about the no-cost doctor consultation through STDAware, click here.
Testing Should Be Conducted On Recent Sexual Partners
Consideration of the health and safety of any recent sexual or needle-sharing partners is both a medical advantage and, in certain situations, a legal obligation. Most states have severe penalties for the transmission of STDs to other individuals and can result in anything from fines, sex offender registration, and jail time. To learn more about the legal obligations of STD disclosure, click here.
Finding Support Can Be Vital To Your Well-Being
STDs can come with a range of emotions and medical implications. Some STD conditions are life altering and require a strict regime to manage the symptoms and effect of the STD on your life. Finding support groups that can share their experiences and resources with you on how to cope and move forward in your life while managing and STD condition can be a critical success factor in continuing to lead a fulfilling and happy life. Many support groups will also offer resources and success stories for getting payment assistance for some of the more costly medications as well as general emotional support and advice.
STD also has a list of support groups so that individuals can seek additional support when living with an STD, click here.