An STD Clinic Is Not The Death of Fun Like the Beach Boys said: Fun, fun, fun. Fun comes in a thousand flavors but it seems that most of us get stuck on one of them. That is, sex. There's nothing wrong with having sex... er, fun, it's only when the fun outweighs the responsibility, do people-including ourselves-get hurt. A quick visit to an STD clinic can go a long way towards acting responsibly. There are ton of less-than-good things that old fashioned sex can wreak upon the average person. The statistics are quite mind- boggling, in fact. So go ahead and keep having all the fun you want- just be responsible and remember that a visit an STD clinic should be worked into your social calendar. STD Test The reasons that fun can sometimes come at a high cost include the human propensity towards catching an infectious sexually transmitted disease. Allow us to peruse some facts regarding them, shall we? There are over twenty five different sexually transmitted diseases and almost twenty million Americans will become infected with one this year alone. Many people who are infected with one of these twenty five sexually transmitted diseases are completely unaware that they are so. This is a problem when it comes to the continuation of these scourges. It is only after testing at a certified STD clinic to find out that you are, in fact, positive of one that the progression of infection can cease. STD Testing Here is a list of just some of the more popular sexually transmitted diseases and information regarding testing for them at a certified STD clinic: AIDS/HIV A blood test is used to diagnose the presence of HIV/AIDS. An oral swab testing method is also possible. It depends where you receive your test. When tested the lab looks for antibodies created by the body to fight off the virus. It is quick, safe and hardly hurts at all. STD Eyecare BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS or BV This sexually transmitted disease only affects women & can be diagnosed by a pelvic exam or the testing of unknown vaginal discharge. CHLAMYDIA Urine testing is typically used for the diagnosis of this disease. Men and women both suffer from it and men tend to show significantly less symptoms than women do. GENITAL WARTS Testing for genital warts is done primarily by physical exam. Sometimes infection can be diagnosed with the naked eye. Smaller ones located in harder to reach areas need to be located through the use of a scope. GONORRHEA Test results are acquired through a urine test but may also be accomplished through a test of any unwanted discharge. HEPATITIS B A blood test is used to test for this disease, which seems to be making a comeback in some demographics. HERPES Testing for herpes is achieved through a blood test and through a diagnosis of the contents of a breakout. Herpes is typically diagnosed via the naked eye, as the sores are unsightly. PUBIC LICE Commonly, a physical exam can be enough to positively diagnose the presence of lice. Using the naked eye and symptoms described to the doctor at the STD clinic, lice and egg sacs can typically be spotted. SCABIES This affliction may also be diagnosed based on symptoms. A physical exam by a medical professional is highly recommended, as is the infrequent use of a biopsy to prove the existence of the critters. SYPHILIS A blood test is the most common way of testing, but an analysis of the discharge from a sore is also possible. This disease, if left untreated can make its way to the brain and in your later years can literally drive you insane. It's worth doing anything to protect yourself.
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