STD Screening is a very personal thing for anyone. Everyone who is sexually active should test yourself frequent to ensure you and your partner are not infected. The earlier you treat the symptom, the better for you to heal faster.
Types of STDS
Gonorrhea and Chlamydia:
These two infections are very common and are often test together because they’re screened for at the same time mostly. However, the infection can be missed at some time, especially in female because the bacteria that causes them sometimes doesnt always create symptoms. These infections are caused by oral, anal, or genital contact with someone else who has an infection.
Syphilis is a type of bacterial infection that passes from one person to another by orally or anal, or genital contact with infectious person, some are painless sores that are present during the beginning stages of the infection.
There are 2 strains of the virus presence in herpes namely type 1 and type 2.
Type 1 is associated with oral herpes (cold sores) while type 2 herpes virus with genital herpes, but according to recent research it has shown that most genital infections are commonly caused by type 1. A person may have either strain of the virus but never show any symptoms, or may have an “outbreak” with painful sores near his or her mouth, genitals, or anus.
Herpes however are most commonly transmitted through contact with infectious sores, but in maybe also transmitted even if the infected person doesn’t have any symptoms at all. Because a person can be contagious even though no lesions are present, taking extra precautions only when there are visible lesions may not prevent spread of the infection to the partner.
This viral infection is transmitted via blood (e.g, in intravenous drug abusers who share needles with infected persons) or sexually, by having unprotected anal or vaginal sex. Rarely it can be transmitted by contact with other body fluids.
Hepatitis B is also a viral infection, transmitted by blood or semen, that can cause liver disease or liver cancer. Hepatitis b liver cancer can spread very rapid therefore if you’re detected earlier, pills to control these hepatitis b virus are available.
Test yourself now and know your heal status. STDS are curable!