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The idea of ordering a test while surfing the net or messing on your phone suits JOE down to the ground. Although testing uptake through mobile vans remained low in absolute numbers, the van drew a high-prevalence sample, with positivity rates of 26.9% for chlamydia and 11.5% for gonorrhea. You can test the SOA Order separately. Symptoms of an STD aren’t always present, so people may not be aware that they have one. The laboratory technician will give you some simple instructions. For any parents who may be reading this, I highly recommend that you make it a routine to take your teenage children to get tested once a year whether or not you are aware of them being sexually active. Using alcohol and “club” drugs and engaging in intercourse with professional sex workers – even in countries where these activities are legal – can also put you at a greater risk for STDs.

Brown also recommended that all sexually active students be tested at least yearly for chlamydia. *This vaccine is offered to both men and women at our local health department, Robeson County Department of Health. That’s why participating PPAZ locations are offering a $35 discount on full STD screenings throughout the month of April. Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics. If you have had unprotected sex even once, you may want to consider getting tested. Most STD’s are spread fairly easily so if you are sexually active there is a good chance that you will spread the disease to any partners that you have. Chlamydia – is a bacterial infection, which is often symptom free and may affect your health if left untreated.


We use them to refer to any illness that is transmitted through sexual contact — a sexually transmitted aftershock. Putting off getting care for an STI can have long lasting effects on your health such as infertility. In particular, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are on the rise, all three increasing for the first time since 2006. And if you look at the figures for chlamydia alone, the increase is even more dramatic. Condoms work really well in stopping most STDs from being passed from an infected partner to another when they are used correctly every time a person has oral, vaginal, or anal sex. “Anyone who is experiencing symptoms should make an appointment with a medical provider at the health center for further evaluation and likely, additional testing.”Asymptomatic patients have a higher chance of spreading STDs because they are unaware that they are spreading them.“Most STI cases go undiagnosed and untreated, putting people at risk for severe and potentially permanent health effects,” Brown said. Each and every time.

Having an STD makes it easier to get infected with HIV, so it’s important to get tested to protect your health and the health of your partner. A quarter of women don’t know when they need their next breast cancer screening, and over a third of women don’t know when they should get their next cervical cancer screening. Since out lab technicians will be taking a small quantity of urine sample from you, you are required to not urinate for at least an hour before arriving at the testing center. Anonymous std testing is available. Women had 2.7 times the reported chlamydia rate of men in 2009. Birth control (condoms, birth control pills, birth control shots, implantable birth control, etc.) and STD protection (condoms). There are also some forms of HPV that cause cell changes that can lead to cervical cancer and some types of throat or genital cancer.

Not having sex is the only way to avoid contracting an STD, including HIV. Syphilis testing at home is quicker than a syphilis test at a STD clinic. So, if you are sexually active, then the only way to make sure that you are free from all types of sexually transmitted infections, is by getting yourself tested for these diseases. The more you understand about your own desires the easier it is to communicate with a partner. I am even more impressed that you are seeking help to get tested for an STD. Even that guy I only made out with for 10 minutes before my roommate barged in could have easily given me herpes simplex A (the kind most common around your mouth). I am even more impressed that you are seeking help to get tested for an STD.

Planned Parenthood encourages people to talk to their partners and health care providers about getting tested – regardless of the location, said spokeswoman Julie McKeiver. STD test kits offer total privacy. Good sex is about trust and respect, about feeling comfortable getting naked, and allowing yourself to be vulnerable in intimacy. April is STD Awareness Month, and for the 6th year in a row, Planned Parenthood has partnered with MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Center for Disease Control for the Get Yourself Tested (GYT) campaign.