According to the World Health Organization, more than 1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are acquired every day worldwide, the majority of which are asymptomatic. Every year there are an estimated 374 million new infections with 1 of 4 STIs: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis.
If you haven’t been tested for STIs, also known as STDs, get tested today to get the peace of mind and clarity you need to move forward. You owe it to yourself to know.
What are STIs?
STI – Sexually Transmitted Infections are spread by sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex. STIs are caused by bacteria, parasites, and viruses. Some STIs like herpes and HPV, are spread by skin-to-skin contact. There are over 20 types of STIs, including:
If you are thinking about whether or not you may have an STI – get tested! It’s always better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to your health. Early treatment can prevent the long-term effects of an STI.
What are the Symptoms?
Many STIs show no signs, so it’s vital to get tested. Sexually transmitted infections don’t always come with symptoms or may only have small symptoms. It’s vital to get tested to prevent further infection in your body and from spreading to future partners. Common symptoms of STIs include…
- Unusual discharge from the penis or vagina
- Sores or warts on the genital area
- Painful or frequent urination
- Itching and redness in the genital area
- Blisters or sores in or around the mouth
- Abnormal vaginal odor
- Anal itching, soreness, or bleeding
STI Testing/Treatment While Pregnant
Many STIs can also be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. An STI can drastically affect your pregnancy and your developing baby. Many times, these issues are seen at the time of birth and some not until later on in a child’s life. Be sure today by getting tested.
We value your privacy and providing you quality and discrete services is the focus of our clinic’s operations. In many cases, ignoring a possible STI indication can have lifelong consequences for you and your partner(s). Seeking appropriate treatment can reduce the chance of long-term damage to your body and reduce the risk to others. We’re here to help you make the best choice for your health.
Talk to us today to learn more about STI testing and treatment. Schedule a free STI testing/treatment appointment at our center!