Early diagnosis and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are critical for preventing further health complications. Many STIs are curable with antibiotics, and some are even treatable with medications. However, when left untreated, STIs can lead to a range of serious health complications, including infertility, and can lead to further diseases. In fact, if you’re suffering from an STI, start treatment immediately.
You should have regular checkups to make sure you are not spreading the infection
It’s also essential to limit your sexual activity with new partners, as your risk of getting an STI increases if you engage in sexual intercourse with someone you’re not familiar with. Whether you’re dating someone new or simply having sex with your best friend, you should get tested regularly to ensure that you’re not spreading the infection. You should also ask new sex partners to get checked, as well. Lastly, avoid drinking alcohol before sex, as drunk or high people often engage in risky behaviors.
Getting checked for STIs is also important, as untreated STIs can lead to many potentially life-threatening complications. In addition to the discomfort and embarrassment that can accompany an STI, some STIs can cause a host of health problems, including infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, cervical cancer, and even HIV. Some of these complications can lead to infertility or death.