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Why tell partner you have an std


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Why tell partner you have an std

  1. 1. Why Tell Partner You Have An STD
  2. 2. <ul><li>First, Get Tested
  3. 3. STDs affect the body, but living with one can be a strain on a person's emotions as well.
  4. 4. If you have an STD, you might feel alone.
  5. 5. STDs are incredibly common though.
  6. 6. Many can be cured.
  7. 7. Those that can't can still be treated to help with symptoms.
  8. 8. The infection can still spread to other people. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>When people feel perfectly fine and show no signs of having an STD is when the problems come.
  10. 10. Since they don't know, they don't get treated.
  11. 11. STDs don't just go away on their own.
  12. 12. Without treatment, the infection stays in the body.
  13. 13. It could cause permanent health problems or spread to other people. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Doctors recommend that people who are having sex (or who have had sex in the past) get tested regularly for STDs.
  15. 15. If your test comes back positive, one of the first steps is to tell any sexual partners.
  16. 16. Their health is at risk, so they need to know what's going on.
  17. 17. You may worry about rejection and rumors, but to protect your partner, it's a conversation you need to have. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Not telling a partner about an STD after a confirmed diagnosis may be a criminal offense.
  19. 19. Some STDs can affect fertility later in life.
  20. 20. Some STDs can cause life-threatening infections.
  21. 21. If you're treated for a curable STD but your partner hasn't been, you can get reinfected.
  22. 22. Telling a future partner allows that person to make an informed decision about his or her own health (you can always meet STD singles ). </li></ul>