All About What Do I Do if My Test Is Positive


If you have chosen to get an STD test, then you usually have reason to believe you may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease. Otherwise, you may be getting the tests as a precaution simply because you are sexually active (and that is the recommended thing to do). Whether a positive test result is expected or a total surprise, it can be quite frightening. Once you have had STD testing through us and one of our testing centers, you only have to wait one or two days for your results.

Once you receive those results, if you are positive for an STD, the first thing to do is stay calm. We offer free consultations with counselors and doctors. You can call us, and we will be glad to go over your positive results with you. Our professional staff will answer questions you may have and help you determine the further action you need to take.

Schedule an Appointment

If you have received a positive STD test, you will need to go ahead and schedule an appointment with a physician or a doctor who specializes in infectious diseases. Some types of sexually transmitted diseases can be treated simply and easily with antibiotics. You will be scheduled for a round of medication, and after you have taken it, you will need to be tested again to ensure your infection is gone. Keep in mind that this will not keep you from contracting an STD again in the future, so always practice safe sex and get tested regularly.

If you have tested positive for herpes or HIV, then your illness can be treated, but currently there is no cure for the disease. Instead, a specialist will go over a plan of medications that will be used to control your symptoms. You may have a number of questions about living with your illness, and you can get answers from your doctor. Additionally, in the case of incurable diseases, you may wish to get counseling as well. A diagnosis of this type can be life-altering.

It only takes a couple of days to get your test results when you use our process, and that means less waiting and worrying. Of course, while you hope to get all negative results, there is always a possibility of a positive result if you have been exposed. Do not panic if this happens. As mentioned, many of the sexually transmitted diseases can be cured completely. You will need to schedule a doctor's appointment as soon as possible so that you can seek treatment or go over your options for dealing with incurable diseases as well.