Do married couples need to get regular STD tests? We tell you the reasons why you and your partner should consider getting an annual check-up.
Many couples believe that once they get married, they no longer have to worry about the possibility of contracting an STD. Well I’m here to tell you this is simply a myth. Getting tested regularly for STDs ensures a healthy sex life and is essential for married couples.
Even if you and your partner have been tested for STDs before having sex or before meeting each other, it is still important to consider the fact that you may not have been tested for everything. Viruses like herpes are not examined in standard STD testing and if left untreated you pose the risk of spreading the virus to your significant other. The only surefire way to know if you or your spouse have herpes is to ask your doctor for a specified test.
Furthermore, The CDC (Center for Disease Control) documented that 50% of adults age 18-44 have never been tested for STDs outside of HIV. This could include you and your spouse.
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