Sexual wellness takes all of us
How to protect yourself, your family, and your community.
There’s a hush-hush taboo around sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), but let’s be honest—stuff happens. We’re here with all you need to know about STD testing and prevention.
STDs are transmitted through sexual contact. Pretty self-explanatory, right? But our culture doesn't like to talk about it. With more information and more conversation, each of us can live our lives and stay protected from these infections.
Let’s talk about it!
The CDC recommends getting tested for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea at least once a year.¹
If you’re worried that you’ve potentially been exposed to an STD, take a deep breath. We’re here for you. It’s important to understand your symptoms and care options before taking the first step. Here’s what you need to know.
Approximately 1 in 5 people in the United States have an STD on any given day.²
Did you know?
STI or STD? An STI is the passing of bacteria or a virus between partners. Once it enters the body, the infection can become a disease, or an STD.
If you’re sexually active, it’s highly recommended you get tested for STDs frequently. Especially if you’re having unprotected sex, have multiple partners, or have a new partner. These diseases have become increasingly more difficult to test and treat with asymptomatic transmission and if gone untreated, the impact can be heartbreaking especially because it’s preventable. Well, the only way to truly prevent the spread of STDs is through abstinence. But let’s be real—be smart, be safe, and stay tested.
Have the conversation
STDs don’t have to be embarrassing. Just like catching a cold, the treatment is simple and most STDs are curable. The CDC breaks down the right way to talk about it. The more we discuss, the better we can protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities from the unnecessary spread of STDs. Read more here.