Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are very common today. If you are sexually active, you’re at risk of having contracted an STD or STI. Testing is imperative.
Infections Without Symptoms
Did you know you can have a sexually transmitted infection without having symptoms? Many STIs have no signs or symptoms (asymptomatic).
Even with no symptoms, however, you can pass the infection to your sex partners. It’s important to be tested at least once a year and before you have sex with a new partner. Although someone may look and feel healthy, that doesn’t mean they’re infection-free.
Free STI Testing and Treatment
We test for three of the most common STIs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. The Center For Disease Control (CDC) recommends these testing guidelines:
- Sexually active women under 25 years of age
- Sexually active women 25 years of age and older if at increased risk (those who have a new sex partner, more than one sex partner, a sex partner with concurrent partners, or a sex partner who has an STI)
- All pregnant women under 25 years of age
- Pregnant women, 25 years of age and older if at increased risk (those who have a new sex partner, more than one sex partner, a sex partner with concurrent partners, or a sex partner who has an STI)
If you have one of these STIs, the CDC recommends testing again 3 months after treatment.
How We Can Help
We offer confidential testing and treatment. Plus, we offer educational resources to create positive solutions to the issues you’re facing, all in a compassionate, non-judgmental setting.
You need to make your STI testing appointments over the phone. Please call 770-957-8288.