If you are sexually active or pregnant, be sure to get tested for an STD. If you think you’re experiencing symptoms of a possible STD, contact us today to set up a complimentary STD testing appointment.

STDS: What Are They?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) spread through sex or sexual activity by a person infected with an STD. They can pass from one individual to another by blood, semen, or vaginal and other bodily fluids. Common STDs include:

  • Chlamydia
  • HPV
  • Genital herpes
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis B
  • Trichomoniasis

Even with a condom, you can never fully prevent the possibility of contracting an STD. Your risk is greater if you:

  • Have sex with someone who has had multiple partners
  • Have more than one sex partner
  • Share needles when injecting intravenous drugs

Do STDs Affect Pregnancy?

It’s important to get tested for an STD as it could seriously impact you and your pregnancy. Furthermore, continuing with an abortion decision while having an STD could cause infertility, an ectopic pregnancy, and increased HIV risk.

Common ways an STD could affect your pregnancy include the following:

  1. Develop an ectopic pregnancy (when the embryo implants outside of the uterus, usually in a fallopian tube)
  2. A possible miscarriage
  3. Preterm labor and delivery (before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy)

STD Symptoms

Some STDs have common symptoms while other STDs don’t have noticeable signs at all. If you experience any of these STD symptoms, get tested to be sure:

  • Sores or bumps on the genitals or in the oral or rectal area
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Pain during sex
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Discharge from the penis
  • Sore, swollen lymph nodes
  • Lower abdominal pain

Get Tested Today

We offer complimentary and confidential STD testing. Schedule an appointment to get the answers you need for your health and future. You are not alone.