Undoubtedly at one point or another you’ve heard the expression, “Silence is golden”.
And while there are many instances in which the time-tested adage is most certainly apropos – when it comes to the subject of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, or STDs – silence is far from golden. It can be potentially deadly.
But due in part to greater access to Chicago STD clinics and testing, suffering in silence is no longer a viable option.
The advent of increasing numbers of cases involving a myriad of STDs such as HIV, Herpes, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis A,B and C as well as Syphilis have subsequently increased the call to eliminate the hush that often accompanies these diseases.
Self-loathing, anger, depression and bitterness are just a few of the emotions one experiences when wrestling with the fear that accompanies a potential STD, but perhaps the biggest obstacles of all is coming forward and seeking help. Remember, what you don’t know can in fact kill you.
For some experiencing STD symptoms, it is easy to pull out the broom, pick up the rug and sweep the potential symptoms of the previously referenced STDs under the proverbial rug.
And while that may be a temporary psychological fix – it still does not erase the fact that STD testing conducted at a capable and qualified STD clinic will go a long way toward addressing potentially deadly inaction.
Now, more than ever, we are exposed to a growing number of public campaigns urging folks to get tested and be fully apprised of their sexual health status. More often than not these efforts are designed to eliminate the self-imposed silencers potential STD suffers often use.
As with any subject matter of a potentially sensitive nature, the more dialogue and call-to-action initiated – the greater chance of yielding a positive end result. Hence, the frank and open discussions about one’s sexual health status.
The increased number of social media outlets have birthed greater breadth and scope to the call for STD testing, as well as greater consideration to STD clinics as beacons of hope to the malady of silence within the STD realm.
Self-preservation is the first law of nature. A potential STD needlessly threatens that basic premise. Ignoring the matter will not make it go away. It’s imperative that one break the chains of silence, seek answers to STD questions and find the information they need at a viable STD clinic.
As it relates to STDs, knowledge, not silence – is the gold standard.