It is a term that you would rather not think about too much and that you should take into account: SOA. The abbreviation stands for S.sexual Otolerable acondition. There are many different types of these, such as herpes, genital warts, and urethra, but chlamydia and gonorrhea are the most common. Symptoms vary greatly from one condition to the next: think of unusual discharge, itching around the genitals and pain when urinating. Are you persistently dealing with any of these symptoms? Then take a test via SoaStudentArts.nl!
What is the chance of an STD?
The more often you have unsafe sex, the more likely you are to contract an STD. It's that simple. We notice that the number of tests is increasing among men who are sexually active with other men, but also among sex workers and young people under the age of 25. Therefore STDs are detected more quickly among these three target groups. On average, sexually transmitted diseases are actually found among more than 18% of the tests performed by general practitioners and STD clinics.
That seems a fairly low number, but it does not immediately make you feel safe! To prevent yourself from contracting an STD or passing it on to others, it is very important that sex is not only pleasant but also safe.
What is the incubation period for an STD?
That depends very much on the condition. The incubation period, the time between infection and the first symptoms, in chlamydia and gonorrhea, for example, is between one and three weeks, but in the case of syphilis and HIV it can take up to three months. Retesting is therefore strongly recommended if symptoms persist. Don't take any chances and do everything you can to prevent new infections while you wait for the test results! And certainly afterwards, especially if it turns out that your test results are positive.
When should I take an STD test?
You may have had unsafe sex with one or more partners within a short period of time. Perhaps you are not (completely) sure about one of them or you experience complaints that correspond to the examples we have mentioned above. In that case, it is very wise to contact us for a reliable STD test to order!
Both men as women can contact us. As soon as it turns out that you actually have an STD, you've come to the right place for the best aftercare. For example, with us it is possible to request the necessary medication immediately and have it delivered to your home. We are also your point of contact if you have questions about the condition and what you can do best for successful treatment. Together we do everything we can to make you physically and mentally healthy again!