Instead of taking a relaxed attitude about these very common STDs, Shea says we should all be "practicing safer sex by using condoms and knowing your status" in order to help spread them less frequently.4.If neither of us has any symptoms, then why does it matter so much to get tested?I'm scared to find out that I do have something, or that he does. "The good news is that all STDs, even HIV, are treatable—and most are curable.The sooner you know your status, the better you can protect your health and the health of your partner." The only thing scarier than getting tested (or asking your guy to get tested) would be "There is no single test for every sexually transmitted disease—tests are specific to each infection, and some infections can be found using different kinds of tests.
When Alberta Health Services suggested an outbreak in sexually transmitted diseases can be blamed on so-called hookup apps, it was only repeating claims made recently by health officials in other jurisdictions. British health officials have also blamed these apps for increasing the rates of infection. The figure labelled "Tinder" faces "chlamydia," and "Grindr" faces "gonorrhea." Tinder sent a cease and desist letter to the organization, but they settled their feud after the app added a feature to locate sexually transmitted disease clinics."It's true that most people who have had sex get HPV at some point in their lives," confirms Shea.