Sexually transmitted diseases or STD has become significantly general medical issue among the youngsters. Not diagnosing STD or not getting tested for this can lead to exposure to HIV. Millions of cases are diagnosed with STD every year and majority of this is among the young adults. STD in female can lead to premature delivery, genital cancer, infertility, and mostly the most dangerous disease of all, HIV.
Some of the easily types of STD tests are:
- Determining chlamydia or gonorrhoea.
- Another basic test which includes chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and grichomonas.
- 5 of the most common home tested STDS are chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomonas, HIV, and syphilis.
- The last one is comprehensive STD test panel which include testing for bacterial or viral infections and these are chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, syphilis grandnerella, mycoplasma, ureaplasma, herpes simplex, herpes simplex II.
There are a lot of quick and easy ways to get tested for STD. Most of them don’t hurt. Let’s discuss how some of them are done:
- Blood test- By making a small prick or by withdrawing blood by the doctor or nurse.
- Urine test- A small cup is given to collect urine.
- Cheek swab- A soft swab is used to rub the inside of your cheeks to take the sample.
- Physical exam- A doctor or nurse examine genitals for any abnormal rashes, inflammation or discharge.
- Swabbing to collect samples from your genitals, throat, or cervix.
- Sores testing- Collecting fluids from blisters or sores with the help of a slab.
Different STDs might have similar symptoms, so it is better to get tested to determine an infection. Some of them show STD symptoms but some don’t show, hence it is better to get tested anyway. Physicians will be able to easily confirm whether or not you have STD. HIV tests are done rapidly. Other tests take few days or weeks. Always make sure you follow-up with your doctor regarding the results rather than assuming that everything is fine.