One in five people with HIV don’t know they are infected. From embarrassment to awkwardness — a new video uncovers the reasons why so many Americans do not get tested for STDs.
The UN calls it “one of the biggest threats to global health,” due to antibiotic resistance infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis may soon become incurable. A survey by the Cleveland Clinic shows, over 40 percent of men go to the doctor only when they fear they have a serious medical condition. Often these STDs do not display symptoms, causing many to forego STD testing.
In the video below, a new at-home STD testing service, asks men and women about their safe sex habits and experience with STD testing. Testing and proper treatments are vital to stopping the spread of infection, however, the video shows how societal stigma towards sex and STDs prevents many from practicing safe sex.
Although they not visit their doctors regularly, 80 percent of individuals who have purchased test kits from GetTested.com have been men. Demonstrating a desire to care for their sexual health.
Check out the video below!