While the risk of becoming pregnant for a woman can be high at certain times in their cycle, the possibility of contracting an STI or STD can happen at anytime, to both men and women. Pregnancy Options offers no cost STI and STD testing and counseling on treatment options at our clinic in Faribault.
What is an STI or STD?
An STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) can be contracted when you are sexaully active with a partner who is already infected with an STI or STD. Because it’s possible to have an STI without showing any symptoms your partner may not even know they’ve infected you. Or you may be accidently infecting your partner. It’s also important to know that any type of sexual activity can lead to an STI.
When not treated an STI can cause damage to your body and become an STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease)
That’s why, if you are sexually active you should be tested for any potential STI, to make sure you aren’t infected.
What are the symptoms of an STI or STD?
While an STI can develop and spread without you being aware there are some symptoms commonly associated with an STI. They Include:
- Pain during sex or when you urinate
- Unexplained discharge from the vagina, penis, anus or throat
- Unusual rash or lesion in the genital area.
When you have an STI it’s important to get it addressed right away, before serious or long-term complications, such as an STD, develop.
Get answers and take action
We provide urine testing for both Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. We provide referrals for other STI testing
If you suspect you have an STI or STD, or have been sexually active with someone you suspect may have an STI or STD, it’s important to not engage in any sexual activity and contact the Pregnancy Options right away.
Our trained staff can not only offer you no cost STI and STD testing, but can also provide you with the information you need regarding prognosis and treatment options. If you are diagnosed with an STI/STD it’s important that you also let any current or past sexual partners know so that they can seek treatment as well. The staff at Pregnancy Options can also help provide the information you need to notify any partners who may also be infected and the steps they should take.
Contact Pregnancy Options today to schedule an appointment.