STD/STI Testing

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STD/STI Testing

If you are or have been sexually active, you are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases/infections even if you don’t have any symptoms. About 90% of our STD patients show no signs of infection, but many test positive for at least one STD. Statistics show 1 in 4 sexually active teens has an STD and may be unknowingly passing it on. Teens and adults of all ages come to our centers to be tested. Call and make an appointment and we will test you to determine if treatment is needed.

Pregnancy is not the only thing to be concerned about before/after having sex. There are about 20 million new cases of STDs each year in the United States, and about half of these are in people between the ages of 15 and 24. 

There are about 50 strains of STDs/infections, and 25 of these are common. Seven of that group are commonly spread in our area. Some can be cured, some cannot. Some have damaging, lasting, and lifelong effects.

Do not wait for symptoms before getting tested. Most STDs/infections have no symptoms, and consequently go undiagnosed and untreated. For example, 70-90% of sexually active females who are infected with Chlamydia do not experience symptoms, and most are not being treated. This results in STDs/infections being unknowingly spread to others.

Females who contract an STD can suffer from:

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease, a condition that can cause long-term complications such as:
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Ectopic Pregnancy (fertilized egg outside the uterus, which cannot be carried to term and can be life threatening to the patient)
  • Infertility (Inability to conceive)
  • Increased risk for contracting HIV (the precursor to AIDS, which results in death)
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Mouth and Throat Cancer

Males who contract an STD can suffer from:

  • A painful infection of the testicles (Epididymitis)
  • Burning during urination (Urethritis)
  • Inability to produce sperm (Sterility)
  • Genital Pain
  • Fevers
  • Increased risk of contracting HIV (the precursor to AIDS, which results in death)
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Mouth and Throat Cancer

Whether you have symptoms or not, if you are sexually active, the only way to be safe is to get tested.

To schedule your FREE, confidential STD/STI appointment, call +1 (800) 633-3339 today. All testing is free, so no insurance coverage is necessary. You will receive appropriate treatment if you test positive for any curable STD(s).

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Sources:

Cook, Bruce. Choosing the Best. “Sex, STDs and Honesty.”  Atlanta, Georgia, 2008.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Tracking the Hidden Epidemics: Trends in STD Epidemics in the United States.  Retrieved August 2010 from http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats98/STD_Trends.pdf

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Tracking the Hidden Epidemics, 2000: Magnitude of Epidemics Overall. Retrieved August 2010 from http://www.cdc.gov/std/Trends2000/magnitude.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Disease Survelliance, 2008. Retrieved August 2010 from http://www.cdc.gov./std/stats08/trends.htm

The Medical Institute for Sexual Health. Retrieved August 2010 from http://www.stdwizard.org/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Disease Survelliance, 2008. Retrieved August 2010 from http://www.cdc.gov./std/stats08/trends.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Fact Sheet. Retrieved August 2015 from http://www.cdc.gov/std/life-stages-populations/stdfact-teens.htm