Testing for STDs is NBD
YES, testing is easier than you’d think. And because many STDs don’t have symptoms, it’s the only way to know for sure.
QUICK & PAINLESS
It’s usually just a quick swab or pee in a cup.
If you want to keep it to yourself, you can. No one needs to know.
THERE’S NO WAY TO FAIL
Testing positive for an STD is just the first step toward treating it. And with common STDs, like chlamydia or gonorrhea, antibiotics can usually do the job.
BETTER NOW THAN LATER
The real problem is when STDs go undiagnosed. Take chlamydia—it can lead to a serious condition called pelvic inflammatory disease that can cause infertility when left untreated.
Why Get Tested?
You can pick up an STD no matter how you’re hooking up. Yup, vaginal, oral or anal sex—even genital skin-to-skin contact can spread STDs. Getting tested is a part of staying healthy. Saying #YESmeansTEST gives you the power to change these stats.
Americans get around
20 million STDs every year…
…and young people make up 1/2 those cases.
Still, fewer than 12% of young people said they were tested for STDs in the past year!
Chlamydia (aka the Silent STD)
The most commonly reported STD in the U.S., with 15–24-year-olds making up almost 2/3 of all cases.
Gonorrhea (aka the Clap)
Reported cases have increased nearly 20% since 2011.
Ready to Say YES to TEST?
A happy and healthy sex life starts by saying #YESmeansTEST. It’s as easy as having a chat with your healthcare provider. They can help you figure out which screenings are right for you.
At a minimum, the CDC recommends that sexually active women under age 25 get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea every year.
For more information, visit the American Sexual Health Association.