STI Testing & Treatment
You are at risk for pregnancy if you have sex around ovulation (about 3 days a month), but you are at risk for getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) every time you have sex.
If you’re having sex, you’re at risk! STIs can be a serious concern. Just because STIs are common doesn’t mean they’re no big deal.
Left untreated, infections can cause irreversible damage to your reproductive system. STIs can pass onto newborns during childbirth if the mother is infected and remains untreated.
When you are sexually active, becoming pregnant is often the greatest concern. You may be worried of what your partners or family members will do or say if you become pregnant. You may also wonder how you will be able to finish school or pursue your career. While pregnancy can change things, so can sexually transmitted infections (STIs). You are at risk for pregnancy if you have sex around ovulation (about 3 days a month), but you are at risk for getting an STI every time you have sex. Although an unplanned pregnancy may require you to reconsider and/or rearrange your plans temporarily, STIs and their accompanying symptoms can last a lifetime.
Free STI Testing
Hope Pregnancy Center provides free and confidential limited STI testing and treatment for men and women. We test for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Make an appointment for free STI testing and to learn more about reducing your risks of contracting a STI. We can also give paps & swab open sores if eligible. Call for details about the appointment process.
Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Any sexually active person can be infected with chlamydia. The greater the number of sex partners, the greater the risk of infection. Because the cervix of teenage girls and young women is not fully matured, they are at particularly high risk for infection.
In women, symptoms of gonorrhea are often mild, but most women who are infected have no symptoms. Even when a woman has symptoms, they can be mistaken for a bladder or vaginal infection. Untreated gonorrhea can cause serious and permanent health problems in both men and women.