Thinking you could possibly have a sexually transmitted disease or infection (STD or STI) can be scary and nerve-wracking at best. If you think you may have an STD, contact us to confidentially talk through your situation and get a local referral for testing. We’re here for you without judgment so you don’t have to face things alone.
Do I have an STD?
If you’ve been sexually active, including oral and anal sex, you are at risk for getting an STD. Unfortunately, because not everyone infected with an STD experiences symptoms, there is no way to know whether you have an STD unless you are tested by a medical professional. Call us today for testing referrals.
Should I get tested?
Yes. STDs can cause severe damage to your body and if you are pregnant, can put your baby at risk. Getting diagnosed as quickly as possible will allow you to get treated sooner and lessen the severity of the disease. Early detection allows some STDs to be treated and even cured with medications while others that can’t be cured can have symptoms managed. You’ll also want to know if you have an STD because they can be passed to your partner(s) regardless of whether you are showing symptoms and even if you use a condom.
Pregnancy and STDs
Pregnant women who contract an STD can experience significantly greater consequences than women who aren’t pregnant. STDs during pregnancy can be life threatening for the woman and her baby and the infection can be passed along to the baby, before or after the baby’s birth. Currently the Center for Disease Control recommends pregnant women get screened for a number of STDs on their first prenatal visit.