Hey doc, I am sexually active and would like to make sure I don't have any STIs to keep me and my partner safe
Ok but first let's go over signs and symptoms for some STIs and you can tell me if you're experiencing any of them.
Those are 3 common STIs and their symptoms
HIV/AIDS body rash, fever, sore throat, severe headaches, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, ulcers in the mouth or on the genitals, muscle aches, joint pain, nausea and vomiting, night sweats. Chlamydia Small amounts of clear or cloudy discharge from the tip of the penis, painful urination, burning and itching around the opening of the penis, pain and swelling around the testicles Genital Herpes Blisters and sores, fever & flu-like symptoms, nausea or feeling sick, muscle aches, painful urination, tingling, burning or itching sensation in the area where blisters might appear
No I am not experiencing any of those
Even if you are not experiencing any of those symptoms it is still a good idea to get tested because some STIs might not show symptoms at early stages
1 week after the test
Good news! You don't have any STIs, but it is important for it to stay that way so here are some ways to prevent STIs in the future
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Know your sexual partners and limit them, Use condoms during intercourse to reduce risk of infection, If you know you or your partner has an STI, do not engage in intercourse until you see a doctor and get it treated. Get vaccinated for common STI’s, and Limit risky sexual activities Aaaannndddd he's gone......