Safeguard your health and safety by taking advantage of free STD testing with your local medical provider or medical clinic.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases states, “…STDs can cause long-term health problems, particularly in women and infants. Some health complications that arise from STIs include pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, tubal or ectopic pregnancy, cervical cancer, and infections in infants born to infected mothers.”
STD testing is a great way to take control of your health and protect yourself and others. Get the clarity you need by getting tested today.
What Are STDs?
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are contagious infections that cause diseases in the body. They are most commonly passed in the following ways:
- Through sexual contact
- Through contact with items contaminated with infected fluids (like sharing needles in drug use)
- From mother to child during pregnancy or birth
Sexually active people are at risk for STDs. The three main types of STDs are viral, bacterial, and parasitic. Viral STDs cannot usually be cured, but treatment is available and can help manage the symptoms. Some Viral STDs include:
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Bacterial STDs like chlamydia or gonorrhea are usually easily treated using antibiotics. The most common parasitic STD is Trichomoniasis which can be treated with medication.
Why STD Testing is so Important
Many women don’t have symptoms of an STD, which can be dangerous to your health and your partner’s and future partner’s health. You could have an STD and not know for years before you have symptoms.
Get Free STD Testing Today
We at North Care Women’s Clinic provide free STD testing and treatment for certain types of STDs. Currently, we offer free STD testing and treatment for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea (both males and females, oral and urine), Trichomoniasis, and Bacterial Vaginosis (females only).
Contact us to schedule your free appointment.