Think you may have an STI/STD? We know this can be a nerve-racking time. You are not alone and not the only one going through a situation like this, but that doesn’t make it any easier. STI/STDs are more common than you may think. Get tested and treated right away to protect your health.

What Are STIs/STDs?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections passed from one person to another through sexual contact. With rare exceptions, STDs do not go away on their own. Some can be cured with treatment, while others can only be managed with medications and other remedies.

Often, STDs do not have symptoms, which is why people put off getting tested. First Choice Clinic offers no-cost STI/STD testing and treatment for women and men.

Bacterial STIs/STDs

For some bacterial STDs, like chlamydia and gonorrhea, the infection can still be present and transmitted to others even if symptoms improve on their own. Left untreated, they can lead to severe health complications, such as infertility or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). 

Typically, antibiotics are prescribed to treat these infections, ensuring they are entirely eradicated. We offer testing and treatment for both chlamydia and gonorrhea at our clinic.

Symptoms vs. Infection 

It’s crucial to differentiate between alleviating symptoms and the actual signs of the infection. Symptoms might disappear, giving a false impression that the STD has gone away while the disease could still be present. Always be sure by getting tested.

The Importance of Testing

Relying on the self-resolution of STIs/STDs is risky. Regular testing ensures early detection and treatment, minimizing complications and spreading the disease to others.

While some STIs/STDs might show a reduction in symptoms or even seem to disappear, it’s essential not to assume that the infection is gone. It’s crucial to seek regular medical check-ups and treatment when sexually active, especially with new or multiple partners.

If you’re looking into abortion, it’s vital to get an STI/STD check first, as it can result in serious complications. Contact us today to learn more about our no-cost STI/STD testing and treatment.