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Your sexual health is just as important to your overall well-being as staying active, eating nourishing food, and minding your mental health. At Harmony Healthcare Orlando, our dedicated staff wants to make it simple for you to get regular STI tests as part of your healthcare routine! As we prepare for STI Awareness Week, here are some STI facts that serve as excellent reminders to get tested.
STI Awareness Week is observed each year during the second week of April and strives to raise awareness about the impact of STIs and decrease the stigma that can be associated with them. The CDC estimates that 20% of the U.S. population has had an STI, and STIs cost the American healthcare system almost $16 billion.
Get Yourself Tested
Each year, the CDC comes up with fun new ways to put the spotlight on STI testing. #GYT encourages everyone to get tested and discuss their sexual health with their partners.
The #GYT website presents the following facts to remind us how important it is to get tested regularly.
- Almost half of new STI infections in 2018 were among people ages 15-24.
- Using a condom every time you have sex or sexual contact with your partner can lower your risk of infection.
- Most STIs can be spread by vaginal and anal sex without a condom.
- Birth control does not stop the spread of STIs.
Talk. Test. Treat.
STI Awareness Week is the perfect time to be reminded that open communication is the best way to stay on top of your health. The Talk Test Treat campaign encourages everyone to talk with their healthcare provider about their sexual history and current sexual activity. #TalkTestTreat also reminds us to talk to our sexual partners about safe sex practices. The next step is to find no-cost STI tests in Orlando, then, if necessary, start treatment.
These are good reminders year-round! We’re here to have the conversations that facilitate your ongoing sexual health.
Prepare Before You’re There
We love this fun way to be proactive and intentional about your sexual health! Prepare Before You’re There includes an interactive quiz to gauge your risk of contracting an STI. Here’s a peek at some of the questions on the quiz:
- Have any of your partners had an STI?
- Have you or any of your partners ever used illicit substances?
- Is it possible that any of your sex partners in the past 12 months has had sex with someone else while they were still in a sexual relationship with you?
The quiz is short and straightforward, gives helpful tips along the way, and offers a game plan at the end that shows how to lower your risk and practice preventative care.
Harmony Healthcare Orlando Is STI-Aware Every Week!
While it’s important to focus on STI awareness during the week the CDC sets aside each year, we want to encourage conversation, prevention, and treatment for STIs year-round. That’s why our STI tests in Orlando, Tampa, and Kissimmee are always available at no cost to you.
Our healthcare providers are available to discuss your health needs, and if treatment is necessary, we can provide that too. The good news about getting tested every year is that even if a test comes back positive, STIs are 100% treatable (and most are curable)!
But you don’t know what you don’t know, right? Contact us today to discuss your healthcare needs! Our dedicated and compassionate staff wants to help you take charge of your sexual health so that you know if and when you need treatment.