Free STD/STI Testing
Did you know it’s possible to have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and not even know it? Plus, your partner may not know they’ve got one either. You can pass it to anyone and get it from anyone you’ve had sex with. Keeping you sexually healthy is one of the reasons we offer free testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STD and STIs).
How Do I Know if I Have an STI/STD?
At least 1 in 5 people in the U.S. have a sexually transmitted infection. Nearly half of the people aged 15 to 24 years old have an STI.
It’s hard to recognize early symptoms of STIs and STDs. If left untreated though, they can eventually lead to serious health problems like an increased risk of HIV infection, chronic pelvic pain, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and even infertility. STIs are preventable and treatable, but treatment has to be done early.
Who Should Be Tested?
Anyone sexually active, particularly with a new partner or multiple partners, should be tested. All sexually active women under age 25 and pregnant women should be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea regularly. These two are the most common STIs. You can catch chlamydia multiple times and easily get reinfected, but if caught early enough, they can be easily treated with antibiotics. In addition, we offer free Hepatitis C and HIV testing.
What Should I Do if I Have an STI?
If you test positive for an STD/STI, your next step is getting the proper treatment. It’s also important to notify the partners you’ve had over the last three months. Some infections are easily transmitted back and forth.
It’s very emotional to find out you have an STD or STI. You’re embarrassed, angry, or frustrated. At TryLife Center, you can get free confidential testing and treatment for the more common STD/STIs. Schedule your appointment today or visit our mobile medical unit. In addition to testing for the more common STIs, we offer free Hepatitis C and HIV testing too.
For additional resources on STIs/STDs, take a look at these: