Free STI testing and treatment-Learning About Your Sexual Health
We are now offering FREE STI (sexual transmitted infections) testing and treatment for chlamydia & gonorrhea for all women in our community. We provide educational resources to help you learn how these infections affect your overall health & to help prevent future infections from occurring. Please click here to request an appointment.
If you engage in any sort of sexual contact, you run the risk of having or contracting an STI (also known as an STD). To be on the safe side, you should get tested, especially if you think there’s a possibility you are pregnant. We will provide education on how these STIs are spread and the common symptoms that might indicate the presence of a sexually transmitted disease as well as treat active infections.
How do I know if I have an STI?
Since many people do not experience any symptoms at all when they are first infected, it can be difficult for people to notice when they have an STI. With that said, it is important for you to realize that even though you are not currently experiencing any STI symptoms, that does not mean it is not causing harm to your body.
Here are some of the most common STI symptoms.
- Pain during sex
- Chills or excessive fever
- Unusual discharge from the genitals
- Severe swelling or painful itching on or around the genitals
- Pain during urination
If you are dealing with any of these symptoms, you should consider making an appointment to get tested as soon as you can.
More About STIs
Here is some information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) you might not know.
- You can contract an STI the first time you have sex
- Many STIs have no cure and can only have their symptoms treated
- Many people infected with STIs do not know about them
- You can get an STI from partners who do not know they are infected, even if they have no symptoms
- STIs can be transmitted to a child during pregnancy
Some STIs can be treated and even cured with medications, but early detection is crucial for effective treatment. Other STIs have no cure, but their symptoms can be dealt with through medications. Being checked for STIs is quick and easy, so you should make time for an appointment. Your health and safety are too important to risk.
Free STI testing and treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea are available to you through our clinic.
If you are pregnant and considering abortion, get tested first. You owe it to yourself to be safe. If you believe you might have an STI, contact us. We understand facing an STI can be scary, but you do not need to go through the process alone. We are here for you. Request an appointment now.