Talk About STD Testing

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Talk to your clinician about your sexual health and activity.


Cases of STDs are at an all-time high. Are you at risk?

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The Facts

Cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at an all-time high:

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Protect yourself from exposure to STDs during sexual activity.

Ask your clinician to test you for STD every year, as recommended by medical guidelines.

About the Quest Diagnostics Talk about STI Testing | 2018 Report
*Research was conducted by Aurora Research & Consulting on behalf of Quest Diagnostics in December, 2017. A total of 4,742 study respondents, comprised of 3,414 young women between the ages of 15-24, of whom 1,500 self-identified as sexually active; 1,016 mothers of young women in that age group; and 312 primary care, OB/GYN and specialty physicians were surveyed. Most clinician survey data presented in this report was of responses of 100 primary care physicians. Each respondent completed 15-30 minute online surveys regarding perceptions and knowledge of STDs and chlamydia and gonorrhea testing. Strengths of the research include the large number of respondents and the research’s national scale, while limitations include self-reported data and a lack of direct comparability between study populations. The 2017 research was complemented by results of a survey of similar cohort of patients and healthcare practitioners performed in 2015. For more information, please refer towww.QuestDiagnostics.com.

Some localities may require reporting to authorities by health care providers where cases of child abuse are suspected.

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Half

One in four

of all new STD cases are acquired by young people between the ages of 15-24.

sexually active adolescents has an STD.

The Problem:

We asked young women (15-24 years)  in the United States about their perceptions of sexual health and STDs.*

Download the report to hear what you said.

The Problem:

We asked young women (15-24 years)  in the United States about their perceptions of sexual health and STDs.*

Download the report to hear what you said.


What You Can Do:

TALK.

Protect yourself from exposure to STDs during sexual activity.

PROTECT.

TEST.

Ask your clinician to test you for STDs every year, as recommended by medical guidelines.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact.

Cases of STDs are at an all-time high, with more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in the United States in 2016.

The vast majority of STDs don’t cause any symptoms, so you can get an STD through sex with someone who has no symptoms, and spread it the same way. It’s likely the infected person doesn’t even know.

Many STDs, like chlamydia and gonorrhea, can be cured through simple treatment with medicine if caught early. For others, like herpes, you can take medicine to help with symptoms. Some curable STDs can be dangerous if they aren’t treated, causing long-term reproductive problems and other health concerns. Individuals who have syphilis, gonorrhea, and herpes are more likely to get HIV in the future.

The most common reason for infertility is chlamydia. Every 30 minutes, a woman becomes infertile because of an STD.

The only way to know if you have an STD is to get tested.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact.

Cases of STDs are at an all-time high, with more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in the United States in 2016.

The vast majority of STDs don’t cause any symptoms, so you can get an STD through sex with someone who has no symptoms, and spread it the same way. It’s likely the infected person doesn’t even know.

Many STDs, like chlamydia and gonorrhea, can be cured through simple treatment with medicine if caught early. For others, like herpes, you can take medicine to help with symptoms. Some curable STDs can be dangerous if they aren’t treated, causing long-term reproductive problems and other health concerns. Individuals who have syphilis, gonorrhea, and herpes are more likely to get HIV in the future.

The most common reason for infertility is chlamydia. Every 30 minutes, a woman becomes infertile because of an STD.

The only way to know if you have an STD is to get tested.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact.

Cases of STDs are at an all-time high, with more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in the United States in 2016.

The vast majority of STDs don’t cause any symptoms, so you can get an STD through sex with someone who has no symptoms, and spread it the same way. It’s likely the infected person doesn’t even know.

Many STDs, like chlamydia and gonorrhea, can be cured through simple treatment with medicine if caught early. For others, like herpes, you can take medicine to help with symptoms. Some curable STDs can be dangerous if they aren’t treated, causing long-term reproductive problems and other health concerns. Individuals who have syphilis, gonorrhea, and herpes are more likely to get HIV in the future.

The most common reason for infertility is chlamydia. Every 30 minutes, a woman becomes infertile because of an STD.

The only way to know if you have an STD is to get tested.

Did You Know:

TALK

PROTECT

TEST

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Young Women & STDs

Cases of STDs are at an all-time high. Are you at risk?

Cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at an all-time high:

of all new STD cases are acquired by young people between the ages of 15-24.

Talk to your clinician about your sexual health and activity.

TALK.

PROTECT.

TEST.

Protect yourself from exposure to STDs during sexual activity.

Ask your clinician to test you for STD every year, as recommended by medical guidelines.

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About the Quest Diagnostics Talk about STI Testing | 2018 Report
*Research was conducted by Aurora Research & Consulting on behalf of Quest Diagnostics in December, 2017. A total of 4,742 study respondents, comprised of 3,414 young women between the ages of 15-24, of whom 1,500 self-identified as sexually active; 1,016 mothers of young women in that age group; and 312 primary care, OB/GYN and specialty physicians were surveyed. Most clinician survey data presented in this report was of responses of 100 primary care physicians. Each respondent completed 15-30 minute online surveys regarding perceptions and knowledge of STDs and chlamydia and gonorrhea testing. Strengths of the research include the large number of respondents and the research’s national scale, while limitations include self-reported data and a lack of direct comparability between study populations. The 2017 research was complemented by results of a survey of similar cohort of patients and healthcare practitioners performed in 2015. For more information, please refer towww.QuestDiagnostics.com.

Some localities may require reporting to authorities by health care providers where cases of child abuse are suspected.

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and its subsidiaries (Quest) complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. ATTENTION: If you speak English, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-844-698-1022. ATENCIÓN: si habla Española (Spanish), tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-844-698-1022. 注意:如果您使用繁體中文(Chinese),您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電 1-844-698-1022 Quest, Quest Diagnostics, any associated logos, and all associated Quest Diagnostics registered or unregistered trademarks are the property of Quest Diagnostics. All third party marks – ® and TM – are the property of their respective owners. ©2017 Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. All rights reserved.