Unregulated overuse of online dating websites, as well as the rising trend of pubs and clubs all over the world has introduced a fairly unhealthy means of relationship in the present times. People almost lack awareness about the consequences of frequent change in sex partners, and those that occur due to too many ‘one night stands’.
A Matter of Great Concern
STD incidences are reaching new heights continuously all around the globe, particularly in those states where these trends prevail on a larger scale. Lethal forms of STD such as AIDS were threatening to become an epidemic up to the early 21st Century. Today the fast development and implementation of protective measures and increased knowledge and awareness among the public (particularly the younger generations) means STDs are taken more seriously within society; still much work in this area is yet to be accomplished.
In these times, it is quite necessary for youngsters, as well as the adult population to get tested for STDs, to allay concerns and also prevent them being passed on. The risk of such an infection is quite rare when you have a healthy relationship, such as that with a spouse. However, to be safe and make sure that you or your partner are free from infections themselves and the social stigma that often accompanies them, getting an STD test is the best possible way.
How Much Time Does STD Testing Take?
Today, several public health sectors are operating clinics on a worldwide basis that offer these tests and other related health services for free. If you fear about investing your time for this task, let us tell you that STD testing takes 15 minutes only. This means that by spending just 15 minutes of your time you can prove yourself free from sexual-transmitted disease; or discover if there are any present and seek appropriate medical advice and treatment.
STDs and the Latest Research
STDs that are caused by Chlamydia and Syphilis organisms are on the rise, and the fatality that occurs due to HIV is unfortunately also taking new turns. With the advent of creation of drugs that halt the progression of HIV, scientists have built new hopes that soon there shall be a drug which would effectively kill the virus in the body without influencing any other body system. In a recent experiment, certain natural antibodies that were extracted from the bodies of HIV infected patients, as well as genetically modified ones were injected in HIV affected monkeys. The results of this lab experiment were quite astonishing. It was found that these antibodies kept the disease at bay for over 6 weeks. These profound results have created new hope in the pursuit of formation of vaccine that will be directed against HIV.