Get Tested for STIs
It’s crucial to get tested for STIs regularly, as many don’t have obvious symptoms. Additionally, STIs can increase your risk of developing a post-abortive infection.
How Can I Get an STI?
If you are sexually active, you can contract an STI. There are several types of sexual activity that puts you at risk for an STI. They are: vaginal, anal, and oral sex and gentle touching.
The Mayo Clinic states that bacteria, viruses, or parasites that cause STIs may pass from person to person in blood, semen, or vaginal and other bodily fluids. Condoms aren’t even 100% effective. Some diseases can be transmitted by skin that are not covered by a condom. These STIs include herpes and human papillomavirus (HPV).
Do I Need to Get Tested Regularly?
Yes. It will protect your health and keep you and your partner(s) safe. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that one in five people has an STI, and it’s still on the rise.
Pregnant and Have an STI?
Yes, you can be pregnant and have an STI. If you have an STI that is not treated while pregnant, it can be very dangerous for you and your pregnancy.
To protect you and your pregnancy, let’s get you tested today. If you have unprotected sex with a high-risk partner or shared needles, come see us to get tested immediately.
We Offer Testing and Treatment
Chlamydia and gonorrhea are the two most common STIs. We offer both testing and treatment at no cost to you. Your health is a priority to us. Don’t walk this journey alone!