I think i have an STD, what do i do?


Symptoms can vary from STD to STD and from person to person, many may have no symptoms at all or be very mild that you don’t even notice. If you have any of the following symptoms however you should seek care right away because they may be signs that you have an STD:

  • discharge or unusual fluid that may be white or yellow that comes out of the vagina or penis (not semen)
  • an unexplained rash
  • a burning sensation when peeing, going to the bathroom
  • bumps, sores blisters, or warts on the genital area – In women this includes the outer and inner lips, vagina, and clitoris while in men this includes the penis and testicles.

This will depend on the type of sexually transmitted disease you have.

Bacterial STDs can be cured with antibiotics if caught and treated early enough. If you are given antibiotics to treat an STD, it is important to take it exactly as prescribed to you, even if symptoms go away. You should never take someone else’s medication to treat your infection. Examples include:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis

Viral STDs cannot be cured, but you can manage symptoms with medication. Examples include:

  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts (HPV)
  • Hepatitis B

PCC Corner of Hope follows HIPPA guidelines when it comes to your personal health information. 

Not necessarily. As mentioned earlier, you may not show symptoms of an STD, which means that it can stay hidden for years. So, even if they have tested positive they may have had it from a previous relationship or you if you have been sexually active and not been tested. The most important thing to do in this case is for you both to be tested and treated at the same time so you do not re-infect each other.
It is possible to get Herpes through kissing, but the chances are slim.
It is very unlikely. There is no evidence that STDs can be transmitted by contact with a public toilet.

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