Testing for STI’s
If you are sexually active and you or your partner have had multiple partners, there could be a chance of a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI). Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) begin as sexually transmitted infections. Many STIs show no signs or symptoms, making regular testing very important to your health.
Could I Have An STI?
Anyone, no matter what age, who is engaged or was engaged in sex or sex like activity with a partner (s) should be tested. STI’s are many times unaware of because people don’t have symptoms. However, if not treated there could be serious consequences like blindness, other neurologic manifestations, infertility, mother-to-child transmission, or birth-defects (WHO). Make sure to get tested to bring clarity and peace of mind.
What If I Tested Positive?
Many STIs are curable with antibiotics or other treatment methods. Talk to your doctor and begin a treatment plan. Due to STI’s being transmittable, do not engage in sex or sex like activity. There is hope, healing, and help for you. Call us today to talk with a counselor confidentially, without shame or judgment.
My Partner Told Me They Have An STI. Should I get tested?
Get tested immediately if you found out your partner has an STI and stop all sexual contact. It’s best to receive help right away to prevent further infection and disease. Talk to us today if you have further questions or concerns about this step.
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