An STD is a type of infection that is spread through some sort of sexual activity. There are a variety of STDs which range from HIV, HPV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Some STD’s have severe and obvious symptoms, but some go undetected, causing people to be unaware that they are at risk. Bacterial STD’s can often be cured, but viral STD’s can only be treated, not cured.
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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing determines whether or not you’re infected with HIV, a virus that weakens your immune system and can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). You may think about HIV testing if you’ve been exposed to blood or had unprotected sex. Or maybe you just want to make sure. Regardless of your reason for getting tested, HIV testing is likely to make you anxious. Knowing what to expect from HIV testing and what types of tests are available can help.