Good Health Blog

STI screening recommendations

- November 8, 2009

If you are sexually active then consider your risk of having an STI that might not be causing any symptoms. Chlamydia is the commonest undiagnosed sexually transmitted infection and it can be present and you not know it. If you have sex without a condom you are at risk – even if it was only once. Talk to your Doctor about the simple screening tests available. There are good links to STI screening when you put in your details for your annual health checks and exams needed.
Most days in my practice I do STI screens. Most days a new diagnosis is made and a patient is potentially saved the complications of infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease or prostatic infections. This is one of the cases where ignorance is not bliss…