Why Now Is A Smart Time To Get Tested For STDs/STIs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently reported that STD rates in the United States have hit a record high for the fourth year in a row; these rates are the highest they’ve been in the past two decades.

In light of this news, it’s more important than ever to make sure you are practicing safe sex habits, if you are sexually active, to reduce your risk of contracting an STD or STI. This includes using a condom during intercourse, as well as getting regularly tested for STDs.

If you are sexually active, we urge you to use condoms every time you engage in intercourse to help protect both you and your partner from sexually transmitted diseases and infections. We also encourage you to regularly get tested for STDs. Garden OB/GYN conveniently officers STD and STI testing in our offices. If you haven’t been tested recently, or you think you may have an STD/STI, request an appointment with us to get tested as soon as possible!

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