Std testing at home

No matter how old you are, you’re never too old to have an honest and open conversation about the birds and the bees all over again. In fact, you may actually be surprised about how much you don’t know about sexual health, even if you’re a “seasoned” veteran.

Sexual health is — naturally — intrinsically tied to your overall health and well being, unfortunately, one’s sexual health often gets put on the back burner. This is due to a variety of reasons, including embarrassment or a sense of awkwardness in regards to issues related to sexual health or simply being unaware of how important sexual health is. Regardless, it’s important to give your sexual health just as much attention as your overall health and well being.

Perhaps one of the most important aspects of maintaining your sexual health is regular STD testing. In the United States, 20 million cases of new sexually transmitted infections occur every year from just eight viruses and bacteria. That’s right, just eight viruses and bacteria can cause 20 million new cases of STD’s.

Often times, many people are unaware they even have an STD, as many STD’s have symptoms that are so subtle or there are no symptoms at all. Not only does this make it difficult to treat, but it also makes it easier to spread STD’s from person to person. For example, chlamydia is common STD that often causes little to no symptoms. Despite being so common, fewer than 40% of young, sexually active women are screened for it.

While STD testing is imperative to staying healthy, it’s understandable that it can also be embarrassing or cause anxiety. Luckily, at home STD testing is the perfect solution. At home STD testing is just as effective as test done at a walk in health clinic or STD testing clinics, but provides you more the comfort and privacy of carrying out the STD testing procedure in your home.

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