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STD tests are widely available

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Some people do not feel comfortable walking into their doctor's office and asking for an STD test. However, experts say that this should not stop a person from getting themselves tested, as there are many different options for screening today. Mail-order and online services even make it possible to complete a test without leaving the house.

"You can test for STDs in the middle of the night, if you wanted to, in the comfort of your own home, and just mail it out the next day," Susan Phillip, the director of the San Francisco STD Prevention and Control Department, told San Francisco Weekly.

She said that the city is currently experiencing a surge in the number of people being diagnosed with STDs. Researchers are looking into the causes of this, and Phillip believes that low rates of STD testing are playing a primary role in the problem.

She told the news source that the state's health department is looking at the effectiveness of distributing at-home testing kits to groups determined to be at high risk.

April is recognized as National STD Awareness Month, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging individuals to seek STD testing to be sure that they are not carrying an infection.  ADNFCR-2248-ID-800757877-ADNFCR

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