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According to the CDC, 1 in 5 Americans will have a sexually transmitted disease (STD/STI)  during their lifetime. While many people don’t display symptoms (asymptomatic), there are some signs to be aware of that can alert you to possible infections.

Read on to learn more about the common types of STDs/STIs or the free testing we offer at our center. 

What are the Symptoms of an STD/STI?

Because many STDs/STIs go unnoticed until symptoms start or a partner is diagnosed, the CDC recommends that sexually active women over the age of 25 get tested annually for chlamydia and gonorrhea, two of the most common STDs/STIs.

Some symptoms of STDs/STIs to monitor include: 

  • Sores or bumps on the genitals or in the oral or rectal area
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Discharge from the penis
  • Unusual or odorous vaginal discharge
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Pain during sex
  • Sore, swollen lymph nodes, particularly in the groin, but sometimes more widespread
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Rash over the trunk, hands, or feet

STDs/STIs and Pregnancy

If you suspect you might be pregnant, STD/STI testing is essential to safeguard your health. 

During pregnancy, untreated STD/STIs can be transmitted from the mother to the fetus during birth, resulting in severe complications and potentially even death for the newborn.

Next Steps

If you’re sexually active, it’s essential to get tested for STDs/STIs regularly since many STDs/STIs are asymptomatic. Getting tested for STDs/STIs is the number one way to protect your reproductive health and the health of your partner(s).

At Hope Women’s Center, we understand the importance of comprehensive sexual health care. We offer free STD/STI testing, counseling, and education to ensure that you have the information and support you need to make informed decisions about your health. 

Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential appointment!

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