The five most common STDs in women in the US are:
Of these top five, only syphilis and HIV are more likely to occur in men than women.
Once a woman has one STD, they are more likely to contract another STD because many STDs cause inflammation of the vaginal wall making the blood vessels more susceptible to picking up further infections.
Most STDs are easily treated with antibiotics, but not getting tested can lead to infertility; ectopic pregnancy; pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); infection of the newborn during birth or breastfeeding; heart disease; cervical cancer; many other cancers; increased risk of contracting HIV; and in some cases death.
If you are worried that you may have an STD, please abstain from sex and contact Better2Know who will be able to get you an appointment quickly. Our booking team are friendly and helpful, and will be able to get you an appointment without you needing to give your real name or telling your GP.
Better2Know can test for all of these STDs and more. If you would like to be tested please visit our STD testing website or phone to book an appointment on the number listed above.