Did you know that most STIs and STDs can be cured easily with antibiotics? Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Chlamydia and Trichomoniasis are often treated with one dose of antibiotics. Recent studies show that 1 in 5 people in the US have an STI, equaling nearly 68 million infections and can often be asymptomatic.
What’s the difference between an STI and an STD?
An STD is a sexually transmitted disease, whereas an STI is a sexually transmitted infection. Most STDs begin in the body as an STI. It is important to get checked regularly to help prevent them. An STI that goes untreated can lead to other health problems that result in an STD.
Some ways to help protect your sexual health can include:
1. Schedule regular health screenings with your healthcare Provider
2. Test quarterly for STD’s/STI’s. We offer discreet testing from the privacy of your home.
According to the Center for Disease Control, STDs reached an all-time high for the 6th consecutive year with more than 2.5 million cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Syphilis. Resulting in nearly a 30% increase in the last 7 years. It’s important to know how we can protect ourselves from them. Due to the stigma around STDs and STIs, many neglect getting tested after potential exposure. At Helix Virtual Medicine, our goal is to remove stigma by giving you the option to test privately at home, speak with a virtual Provider to answer any questions you may have and prescribe any necessary medications. No need to worry, we’ve got you covered! Click here to get started.