You know about STDs and STIs, but have you ever thought about how they can affect your body when you’re infected and you don’t go to the doctor to receive care? Let’s Get Checked invited Dr. Savita Ginde to share insight into this important question in a recent article.

Check out this excerpt from the interview:

Clearly, not enough people are being tested for STDs—and they should be.

“Annual screenings for HIV [human immunodeficiency virus] and other STDs are very important for anyone who is sexually active and under age 25,” says Savita Ginde, M.D., a family planning expert and chief healthcare officer at Stride Community Health Center in Denver, “across the board whether you’re in a monogamous relationship or not.” Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to make sure you get your screenings. You can even get tested for many common STDS right at home, with online results in just a few days.

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