STD/STI Testing for Men and Women
“When you have sex with someone,you are having sex with everyone they have had sex with for the last ten years, and everyone they and their partners have had sex with for the last ten years.”
— C. Everett Koop, M.D., Former U.S. Surgeon General
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are infections that are most commonly spread through sexual contact. STDs are most commonly transmitted through blood, semen, and vaginal fluid. Since many STDs present without any symptoms, anyone who has had unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex with someone outside of a monogamous relationship, should get tested. Some STDs can damage reproductive organs which can lead to infertility and some predispose individuals to certain types of cancer. It is also important to get tested if you are pregnant, regardless of your decision regarding your pregnancy, for your own health and the health of your baby. It is also important that your partner is tested as well. We can help.
The following tests are available for free at Community Pregnancy Clinics:
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What Will Happen at My Appointment?
What should I expect?
- A staff member will meet with you to get to know you and identify ways we can assist you.
- A nurse will review your medical history to determine appropriate testing based upon your sexual practices and health history.
- A nurse will answer questions you have about STI’s and provide you with materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- A nurse will oversee sample collection for testing, which includes a urine sample, as indicated.
At the end of your appointment, you will be asked to schedule a results appointment for the following week during which we will review your results, address any questions or concerns you have and refer you for treatment as appropriate.