What if I am Positive?

If you test positive for an STD, the next step is to speak with a healthcare provider to determine your best treatment options. In addition, further testing may be required, and you will then need to inform your sexual partners. Your partners need to be evaluated and treated as it is possible to pass some infections back and forth.

You may feel various emotions such as anger or fear, but it should comfort you to know that you have done the right thing by getting tested, treated which will hopefully prevent further spread.

The prognosis for most STDs is good provided you get tested and treated early. The longer an STD goes untreated the more harm it can do to your body.