The tests have been available to consumers in drugstore chains and online for a few years, but their use has been limited, partly because their accuracy was unclear. One company, which guaranteed European doctors now routinely use the tests to help expectant parents whose offspring are at risk for rare gender-linked disorders determine whether they need invasive and costly genetic testing. For example, Duchenne muscular dystrophy affects boys, but if the fetus is not the at-risk sex, such tests are unnecessary. But doctors in the United States generally have not prescribed the tests because they are unregulated and medical labs are not yet federally certified to use them. That and other aspects of the pregnancy landscape could change as a result of the new study.
STD screening may not be dinner table talk, but if it came up, would you know how to handle it? Everyone who is sexually active should be screened for STDs at some point — but which tests, and when, depend on your personal risk factors. But if it is recommended, and you do get diagnosed, there is some good news: Most STDs are curable, and all of them are treatable. In the absence of symptoms, the only way to diagnose an STI is to screen for it. Getting a screening test means that we look for an infection when you may not have any symptoms.
Call Now 1. Sex and intimacy are basic human needs. Sex addiction, on the other hand, is a serious condition that can harm your relationships and your quality of life.