STD Testing Procedure – So you have been a boss and fooled around with plenty of women (or dudes, hey we don’t judge), eh? Or perhaps you have an unprotected encounter with a girl that you later found out was quite promiscuous… (eh hem, the town slut).
Surely you have given thought to getting tested for STD’s, right? You would be fool not too! You may feel embarrassed or ashamed to get tested thinking everybody will be looking at you and post all your information on Facebook along with photo tagging… lol.
NO! Getting tested is strictly anonymous and confidential. STD’s are sensitive subject matters and should be treated with the utmost respect and confidentiality. If you get tested the right way, no one will ever know…
Perhaps you have pondered the question of whether you should get tested or not. Well, maybe this will convince you: “1 in 5 people in the US has a sexually transmitted disease (STD)” – yikes!
Most Common STDs Are:
- genital herpes
- genital warts
- HIV or AIDS
Visit this Wiki link for more detailed information about the STD’s above. In case you are too lazy to read all that, I’ll give you the cliff notes:
All types of STD’s when in full bloom are gross, unsightly, and cause pain – in some cases death (AIDS). However, you can have any one of them without showing any symptoms whatsoever for years. So now is the time to get tested don’t you think?
The last thing you want is to wake up on day in pain or discover you have hideous bumps and discharges oozing out of your genitals, mouth, or rear end.
You may have been searching online and found some STD home kits that may have been pitched to you. Let me tell you now that they are highly in-accurate (the authors opinion here) and just keep you guessing at the end of the day. Why would you want to go around for weeks, months, even years thinking that a cheap STD test you bought online gave you 100% accuracy?? When you and I both know it does NOT. Just common sense here folks.
Why would you want to take that shortcut? It’s like the home pregnancy test – the line is in the middle – preggo or not preggo? In the end she will have to go to the Doctor to find out for real. So why not just skip all that drama? Get a STD test the right way and know for sure with no questions looming in your head. Take the psych out of psyching you out!
The best option is to go to a local STD testing clinic and get the proper testing done. This way you know for sure whether you have any STD’s or not, and if ya do, there will be treatment options provided to you. Not something you want to wait on, right?
There, they will do a culture test (the most accurate) for the eight most common STDs:
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Herpes 1
- Herpes 2
So, how does it work exactly?
No appointment needed, you walk in, take your test, and 5 minutes later you are on your way.
Remember when I said anonymous and confidential? That is why you go to a “testing facility or clinic”, which is a lab, not a medical clinic. They test for all sorts of things and will not know you are there to get tested for STDs.
No reason for you not to do it… It’s quick, anonymous, and affordable. Plus… it’s the most accurate STD test you can get! No physical exam or “swabbing of your winky”, just a blood and/or urine test.
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All you need to do is go to a local testing facility (over 4,000 all over the US) that is recommended by the phone numbers or links on this website and get the test.
Then, get your results and check your status online after a few days or sooner (you will be proved a username and password to get the results on a secure connection – SSL encrypted).
If you test positive for any of the STDs, then a Doctor consult will be available to you. Best to catch these viruses early so they can be treated while still in the dormant stage.
Sexual health is not something to laugh about or take lightly. We are human animals and we like to have sex! Unfortunately there are these pesky viruses and diseases that can put a damper on your sex life. Life is life, these things happen – protect yourself – follow the STD testing procedure and take the necessary precautions like using protection and getting tested once you find that long term love.
You can get an STD though vaginal, oral, and anal types of sex. I have even heard of people getting Herpes from sitting on contaminated pool water – yup, there was one lady who was nude and sitting on the edge of the Jacuzzi (she had Herpes), she got up after a while, then someone else sat down in the same spot (yup, nude… it was a hippie camp or something) and later on she had symptoms of Herpes too. Went to the Doctor – confirmed – she had Herpes… the kicker: she was a virgin.
Kind of makes you think doesn’t it? The point is you may have some types of STD (also knows as VD) lurking around your body without even knowing it. Scary huh? That is the reason I encourage you to get the proper testing so you can move on and start any treatments if necessary.
Get tested. Don’t wait around any longer for something to go full blown on you with pain and suffering.
Besides, know that you are clean the next time you meet that special someone – and encourage them to get tested too – so this does not come full circle with you. Of course, protect yourself even in extreme moments of passion.
What to expect – watch this video of Dr. Lisa Oldson (medical director)