Whether you’re in a committed relationship or sexually active with multiple partners, it’s important to get tested regularly for STIs.
The CDC estimates that nearly half of all new STIs are among youth ages 15-24 in the United States. Many don’t know that they have an STI and don’t seek treatment.
Here are 3 reasons to take advantage of free STI testing today!
1. Most People Don’t Know They Have an STI
Some STIs are asymptomatic, meaning you could have an STI and never know it. However, just because an STI doesn’t have symptoms doesn’t mean it can’t wreak havoc on your physical health.
It’s important to get tested regularly for your own health and the health of your partner(s). The CDC recommends annual testing for STIs like gonorrhea and chlamydia. Especially for those who are pregnant.
2. The Sooner You Know if You Have an STI, the Sooner You Can Get Treatment
Persistent infections may have negative outcomes to one’s personal health. If detected too late, these STIs may cause irreversible damage.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause serious conditions like pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and infertility. Other serious complications from STIs also include cervical cancer caused by HPV.
Your health matters! It’s important to be tested regularly so that if you do have an STI, you can pursue treatment early on. Not all STIs are curable, but they are treatable, especially if caught early.
3. It’s Free!
Maybe the most obvious reason to take advantage of free STI testing is because it’s, well, free! At Dove Medical, we offer testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis (Trich), and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Our testing and treatment is always free and confidential.
Test results are usually available within a week. Our Family Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurses will go over your results and offer the appropriate treatment if needed.
Schedule Your Free STI Testing Today
Why wait? Schedule your free and confidential appointment with us today!