STDs are common, but people may not know they have an STD because many don’t have symptoms. But left undetected and untreated, STDs can cause serious health consequences. Half of all new STD cases in the US are in people between ages 15-24 but only 12% of young people say they’ve been tested in the last year.
The only way to know if you have an STD to get tested. To learn what tests are recommended for you, you can talk to your healthcare provider and check out ASHA’s testing page. Saying yes to sex should mean saying yes to test! Learn more here