STI’s (sexually transmitted infections) are something that everyone needs to know about. Even if you and your partner have safe sex, you can still get STI’s and pass them along if you are infected. However, instead of being afraid of STIs, young adults need to learn about the best ways to treat them and also how to ensure that they and their partners are kept safe.
You need to learn about STI’s and other problems that can happen during sex, ideally well before you actually get into the moment. You need to figure out if you are at risk for common STIs and also get tested for them. If you have had any type of unprotected sex, espcially with multiple parters, then you need to get tested by a medical provider. Many STIs do not show symptoms and yet can be passed from person to person, so you could have one and not know about it at all.
Talking to your partner and your healthcare provider, and getting tested, are some of the best ways to ensure that you can become aware of any STIs. Even if you or your partner have one, many of them are curable and treatable.
There are plenty of ways to get tested for STIs, no matter if you are focusing on getting tested at home by mailing off a sample, taking advantage of an express visit, or going to a local pharmacy or clinic to get tested. You can also learn what tests are recommended for you based on your sexual history, your age, and your health.
Don’t be afraid to look for a way to get tested for an STI, because you can’t predict if you have one, but all of these can be fully treated or even cured.
As a young adult, you have a lot of treatment options available to you. Depending on what STI you have, your healthcare provider will give you a prescription for medication, and you will need to take the medication and complete all necessary treatment before you and your partner(s) start to have sex again.
Treatment can include medical tablets and other forms of antibiotics to handle the infections, including aciclovir 400mg tablets. Most of the infections can also be treated in small doses as well, so you won’t be tied to taking medication for weeks or months.
Additionally, make sure to focus on keeping yourself safe during sex. Even though you have cured or treated your STI, that doesn’t mean that you are immune to getting another one from your partners. So make sure to focus on safe sex, and this often comes in the form of proper condom usage.
External and Internal condoms can ensure that both parties are kept safe from STIs and can practice safe sex with their partner(s) without health risks or other dangers. Additionally, you shouldn’t be afraid to discuss STIs with your partner(s) and should also focus on their sexual health as well.
Then once everyone is healthy and can practice sexual relations safely, you can stop worrying about STIs and get back to the fun and intimacy of sex and how it connects you and your partner(s) together.
Of course, the biggest problem that young adults have with STIs is that many are unaware of STIs and are also unaware of how to treat them. Raising awareness of STIs as well as having conversations about the risk that STIs can post to everyone involved in sex is a conversation that young adults need to have with both each other, healthcare providers, and adults such as parents and teachers.
The earlier that awareness and opportunities for treatment are raised in young adults, the earlier they can focus on keeping themselves safe. With the risk of getting STIs reduced in young people, it can lead to a much healthier generation and safer sex overall.
For young adults, sex and everything around it can be an awkward experience that they don’t want to talk about with anyone. In order to see a real change in both the awareness of STIs and the treatment of them for young adults, they need to be made less awkward to talk about and much more accessible for everyone.