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Sexual Health

It's your future. Take charge. Be informed. Get tested.

STDS, STIS and your health

Every year in the U.S. there are an estimated 20 million new STD infections, and nearly half of all new STD cases occur in people ages 15 to 24. Anyone who is sexually active is at risk for contracting an STD, no matter what form of birth control you use. 
 

An estimated half of all sexually active unmarried people will get an STD before the age of 25. Many people who are infected don't know they are. Even if you haven't experienced any symptoms, you may still need to get tested.

when should I get tested?

You need to get tested if:

  • you've recently had unprotected sex

  • you've had a change in partners

  • you have experienced itching or burning in your pelvic area

  • you are pregnant

  • you have scheduled an abortion

You may need to get tested even if you have no symptoms or consistently use a condom. Sex always carries the risks of STIs and STDs, even oral and anal sex. 

Please note that at this time, we only provide free STI testing for pregnancy testing clients. If you think you may be pregnant and may have an STD, make an appointment today.

SOURCES: CDC