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"This Won't Hurt a Bit" - Just How Painful Is STD Testing?

June 04, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 184

Just How Painful is STD Testing?

Testing for sexually transmitted diseases is the best way to stop their marauding march. It's an easy thing to understand: people are going to have sexual relations, thus those people are going to catch an STD or two. It is only through early detection and treatment that we will lower the numbers of infected people out and about in the populace at any given time. Less infected people, lower infection rates. Got it? Good!

Lower infection rates through STD testing saves money and keeps us healthy. It's all pros and no cons. Then why is that so few Americans receive testing as a regular part of their health regimens? Well, it could be that people are just frightened, frightened of the truth and afraid to face up to the consequences of their actions. This may be a bit of arm chair psychology but it seems to make sound sense to us.

It all boils down to responsibility when it comes to every important issue in society. You can purchase a car, but you are responsible to get insurance because there may be an accident. It makes sense. When individuals engage in sexual activity, it's their responsibility to society as a whole to receive testing so that they do not spread that STD like wildfire across the rest of their city and/or these United States.

Things have gotten out of control in this country. There are over twenty five different diseases that qualify as an STD and over fifteen million new infections reported each and every year. That's a lot of testing. But it's the only way we are going to dent this problem and get the country back into the good health it should be in as opposed to the health it currently is in.

Each STD causes a different problem in left untreated. Some cause unsightly scabs and sores on your most delicate or areas, some cause scarring in a woman's fallopian tubes leading to the inability to have children-and some cause death. Early testing means early treatment, which means early recovery which means less damage to your health. Got it? Good!

Some people are just plain chicken to visit a STD clinic. They think that it may be embarrassing or painful. What a shame it would be if someone had to suffer with an STD and forego testing because they were too embarrassed to visit a doctor. They obviously weren't too embarrassed to take their clothes off and have sex with someone. Why get embarrassed now? Doctors are trained in this stuff. They don't make judgment calls, they only attempt to heal.

That leads us to the pain question. There are some things that we have to face when it comes to maintaining our good health-but pain isn't one of them! That's right, almost one hundred percent of STD testing is absolutely painless. The worst you're going to have to deal with is a blood test and, quite frankly, if a blood test is keeping you from being tested for a disease that can potentially kill you, we humbly say: Get OVER IT!

Here is a brief rundown of testing methods for a variety of STDs:

AIDS/HIV Blood testing is used to diagnose the presence of HIV infection. An oral swab testing method is also possible.

CHLAMYDIA Urine testing is used for the diagnosis of this disease.

GENITAL WARTS Testing for genital warts is done by a certified STD clinic doctor through a physical exam.

HEPATITIS B Blood testing is used to achieve a diagnosis.

HERPES Testing for herpes is achieved through blood analysis.

SYPHILIS Blood is the primary source of testing, but the swab method is also possible.

If you happen to live in NYC and are interested in beginning-or continuing-painless HIV testing NYC, log onto NYC STD testing for more info. In order to arrange a quick and convenient appointment simply dial 1-212-696-5900. STD Center of New York is located just two blocks from Grand Central Station and is easily accessible by mass transit. They are extremely discreet. Come in. Get tested. Got it? Good!

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