STD / STIs
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are very common. In fact, there are over 110 million cases in the U.S. with 20 million new infections each year. Prevalence estimates suggest that young people aged 15-24 years acquire half of all new STDs and that 1 in 4 sexually active adolescent females have an STD, such as chlamydia or human papillomavirus (HPV).
The Centers for Disease Control recommends STD testing for all sexually active people, and treatment right away if your test is positive. The infections associated with this epidemic are all preventable.
If left undetected and untreated, STDs and STIs can increase your risk of acquiring another STD, and cause serious medical complications including painful sores, heart disease, cancer, birth defects and more. Early identification and treatment are key to the prevention and management of these outcomes.
With early detection, all STDs are treatable and most STIs are curable. Our holistic reproductive health care program includes STD/STI treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea with referrals for full screens.
If you are sexually active and have not yet received STD/STI testing or have questions about your reproductive health, we can help. We do not currently offer testing at our clinic but we can refer you to other resources in our area. Call or text us today.
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