Symptoms, Dangers, Treatments…
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More about STD Symptoms…
Your body is smart. To let you know something is wrong — so you can take steps to fix it — your body creates symptoms to get your attention. As a symptom, PAIN is a great “attention-getter.” So are rashes, bumps on the skin, unusual discharge — in fact, anything that calls attention to itself.
When you have a symptom for an illness, that’s good. It makes you aware there may be a problem so you can attend to it. Still, symptoms can be ambiguous so it’s good to get tested to make sure and to find out which STD you have.
Of course, because of the symptoms, you may suspect you have have chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis. But you could also have other STDs without knowing it.
The problem is: with Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) there are sometimes no symptoms at all. Other times, symptoms show up only months after you’re infected. So, as an “early-warning system,” the appearance of symptoms is not completely reliable.
Please Note: The information on this site is not meant to be used as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment nor to substitute for the advice of a qualified health professional.
The purpose of this site is to help you protect your health and your personal privacy by putting you in touch with a national network of medical laboratories who can offer you a variety of confidential medical tests. Depending on the results of your test(s) you may then want to schedule an appointment with your own qualified health professional or visit a medical clinic for consultation and treatment.
GET TESTED SECRETLY? This site is to help you get tested “secretly” — without your family or friends or colleagues or even your doctor knowing. However, if your results come back “positive” for certain STDs (such as HIV) then the laws and regulations determining whom your lab must report that information to varies by state and location.
So be sure to ask the laboratory what happens if your tests come back “positive” — ask what information will be shared and with whom.
To learn more about the complexities of “confidential” and “anonymous” testing and various reporting regulations… Click Here.
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Thanks for getting tested, protecting your health, and for making the world safer by reducing the number of people infected by partners who didn’t know they were spreading a disease.
“Get Tested. Get Treated. Get on with Your Life!”