You may think an STI could never happen to you, but you can never be too sure when sexually active. Unfortunately, many STIs go unnoticed for long periods due to little or no symptoms. By this time, an infection may have progressed and already caused damage.

If you are unsure about where you stand, get tested today for the peace of mind you’re looking for.

What Is An STI?

A sexually transmitted disease (STI) is an infection that can spread during sexual activity and can often be referred to as STD, which stands for sexually transmitted disease. Many people don’t realize they have a STI because it can go unnoticed for long periods. 

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases share that, “…STDs can cause long-term health problems, particularly in women and infants.

Depending on the pathogen present, the Mayo Clinic states STIs can cause:

  • Sores or bumps on the genitals, oral or rectal areas
  • Painful; burning urination
  • Discharge from the penis
  • Unusual or odorous vaginal discharge
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Pain during sex
  • Sore, swollen lymph nodes
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Rash over the trunk, hands, or feet
  • Fever

Why Should I Get Tested?

Regular STI testing is essential to your health and wellness and ensures you protect others as well. Since STIs can go undetected, getting tested is essential. Protect your health before long-term effects take place, as some STIs can cause life-threatening symptoms that are untreatable.

Are you pregnant and worried about STIs? Infants are at risk of being infected by an STI if the mother has one.

Where Can I Get Tested?

Get free and confidential STI testing at our clinic today to start your path to clarity when it comes to STIs. Don’t wait and wonder anymore. You deserve to know the facts when it comes to your health.

Schedule your appointment today.