Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) also known as Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) is an infection of the genitourinary system passed from one person to another through sexual contact. The burden of STIs in the US is high with the CDC estimates of 1 in 5 people (about 20 percent of the U.S. population), and if untreated promptly, can lead to bladder problems, damage to organs, reduced life expectancy, infertility in women, and other complications.
The involvement of a plethora of pathogens including many multidrug-resistant ones is making the problem even more complicated and the rate of infection is going up. The biggest challenge seems to be getting people out of their social stigma so that an open dialogue can be started about their sexual history and current practices leading to prompt diagnosis and treatment.
As of now, it is the best bet for all of us to use cutting-edge diagnostic tests like Acutis Reveal™ STI that identifies the presence of specific STI pathogens in a measurably faster turnaround time of 8-12 hours from the sample receipt that also provides both the pathogen identification and antibiotic sensitivity promptly with the highest accuracy utilizing the PCR guided enhanced AST technology.