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Removing the mystery from STIs

June 1, 2020 4:33 pm

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Sexually transmitted infections have been subject to a number of myths over the years and some of these prove to be very unhelpful when trying to get people to look after their sexual health and to attend testing if necessary. Offering Home StI Kits London way from companies like https://www.checkurself.org.uk/order-a-test-kit/ and others across the country has helped with some of the concern over attending a clinic. Here are some myth busters that remove some of the mystery surrounding STIs.

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STI testing is painful – not really the test usually consists of a swab test and a blood test. The swabs around your genital region can be uncomfortable but only last a few seconds and the blood test can be completed in a clinic by a professional or at home in the case of home testing kits where you use the special device to prick your own finger.

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STIs will just go away – not true. STIs need a variety of treatments depending on what they are and the symptoms of the individuals. Antibiotics are used in most cases but there are antibiotic resistant strains appearing which are much harder to get rid of.

You can’t get an STI more than once – not true – you don’t build up an immunity to STIs and you can contract them more than once. If you are practice unsafe sex you are putting yourself at risk regardless of whether you have had an STI in the past or not.

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