Getting married is an exciting time for most couples. But in the midst of all the planning for the big day you might want to know the sexual health status of your significant other. You don’t want to be disappointed with your marriage because of medical conditions that could have been identified before you said “I DO‘’!
A sexual health screening should be an integral part of your discussion particularly if you or your fiancée have been sexually active with other partners. With the current prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases, couples should request that their mate get tested.
Embarrassed to have your doctor schedule your test? You can now order an In-Home Test Kit through various Labs. A common STD panel will test for the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases. ARCpoint Labs has a Test Kit that is available to you with the convenience and privacy of taking the test in your home. No physician order is required. You may be able to purchase this test kit online with your HSA/FSA. This comprehensive STD test includes the most common sexually transmitted diseases. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), confirmed cases of HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C Trichomoniasis, HSV 2 (Herpes), Chlamydia and Gonorrhea continue to increase year to year.
Know your medical history, know your risks, be aware of your symptoms and contact your Doctor or Local Lab to get tested. In-home test kits are available through ARCpoint Labs at www.arcpointlabs.com/home-kits/product/std-home-kit/
Submitted by Annmarie Dallao | ARCpoint Labs of Reading