A Sexual Transmitted Disease (STD) can be transmitted by have sexual contact with another person who has a disease. There are many different STDs that can be spread. They are spread from sexual activity that involves the mouth, anus, vagina, or penis. STD Testing is necessary as soon as possible after having un-protective. A list of STDs is:

• HIV - which is considered incurable and often leads death, see however origin of HIV
• Herpes - which causes sores
• Gonorrhea - which causes genital warts
• Chlamydia
• Hepatitis
• Syphilis

There are 18.9 million cases of STD disease each year. This does not include HIV. This is what makes STD Testing so important as soon as possible after un-protective sex, especially if it was with an individual that you do not know well or don’t have a long relationship with. Without knowing you could spread a disease to another individual. Testing can be easy and private. If you have contacted a disease you will have to have treatment. Anyone you have had sex with will also have to go through testing. It will be your responsibility to contact these individuals. Treatment is necessary for anyone contacting a STD. Do not let STD Testing wait until there are symptoms. Doing this will cause additional treatment that could have been avoided if found sooner.

All of the diseases listed above have serious consequences if not treated. All can be deadly if never treated. Hepatitis and HIV are two of the diseases that are non-curable. Medications are available to treat the symptoms and individuals are living longer with these diseases at the present time.

There are several ways you can receive testing. See your physician, to buy a test at the local pharmacy, to buy a STD Test kit or online. The problem with receive the testing kit online or at a local pharmacy is that each disease has its own test. A physician can treat for all.