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									     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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