If you feel any discomfort or notice something out of the ordinary, please go get checked. You may go to your doctor, community health center, clinic, family planning clinic, public health department, or even local hospital for a check-up.
Look for signs of common STDs. If you experience unusual discharge from your vagina or penis, itchiness, sores, blisters, or anything peculiar, go get tested. Each STD differs in the signs or symptoms it might present. For this reason, it is important to learn about all sexually transmitted diseases.
Some common STDs, such as chlamydia or HIV, might not show obvious signs or symptoms at the onset. This is why it is so important to get regular check-ups even if you feel well.
Don't be embarrassed to go get tested or ask questions. Testing is quick and painless. Health care professionals are there to help you. Only a health care professional, like a nurse or doctor, can diagnose sexually transmitted diseases. If you are diagnosed with an STD by a professional, you will most likely receive treatment. Follow treatment instructions to ensure you are cured. This is to prevent the disease from affecting you further and to prevent spreading it to others. So, go get tested!