Many are still trying to adapt to new norms and navigating appointments during this pandemic. Regular check-ups and yearly screenings have been effected as a result. The National Coalition of STD Directors have found that 83% of STD programs have paused services and community visits. 66% of clinics are reporting a decrease in sexual health screening and testing due to COVID-19. Sexual health is just as important as physical health as sexual health complications can lead to serious health problems.
HPV (human papillomavirus), the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI), can lead to cancer. It is important for young people, ages 11-26, get vaccinated against HPV. Chlamydia or gonorrhea left untreated can put a woman at risk for pelvic inflammatory disease, a condition that can lead to infertility.
Testing.com is helping to combat decreasing by helping individuals that cannot make it to a clinic or do not have an established source of care to access STD testing through all available telemedicine platforms and at-home tests. Learn more about it at: