It’s not just staying safe from COVID that we need to remember and prioritise, it's also staying safe in ourselves.
Today’s health post is a little different than what we’ve been talking about previously. This time we will be covering STDs and the importance of testing.
The idea of getting an STD check can seem daunting however it is so important! It doesn’t matter if you have had one sexual partner of it you have had 100, it is important to make sure that you are okay!
Here are some of the benefits of getting an STD check:
(And a link for you to check yourself! https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sexual-health/)
-Some STDs don’t give off any symptoms, therefore you may have an STD and not even know it, so getting yourself tested is always good!
-If you leave some STDs untreated, it may progress and affect your health in various aspects, such as your fertility, therefore it is important to get reguarly checks so that no matter is left unattended to
Now that you know why it is important to get checked for STDs
Now I will give you some information about how you can get STD kits – also did you know that these tests can be FREEE?!
If you follow the above link you will be able to find your local sexual health clinic
If you follow this link you will be able to order your FREE STD home test kit!
If you are sexually active during this pandemic, please be careful with who you engage in sexual activity. COVID can be passed on via sex therefore it is important you know who you are engaging with. All of these things show why it is so important for you to register with your GP as if you have COVID symptoms or STD symptoms, your GP will be happy to help.
If you have any questions or would like any support, please feel free to email us and we will be more than happy to help.