You may think that getting an STI is rare or that it could never happen to you. The CDC reports that there are approximately 20 million new STD infections each year—almost half of them among young people ages 15 to 24.
STIs can often be overlooked because some STIs lack major visible symptoms. Without treatment as soon as possible, serious health complications can occur. Get STI testing and treatment done today at BsideU. We offer this medical service at no cost. It’s completely confidential, and you don’t need insurance.
Sexually Transmitted Infections
STI stands for sexually transmitted infections, which are infections spread through sex or sexual activity. They are passed from one individual to another by blood, semen, or vaginal and other bodily fluids. Some common STIs include:
- Genital herpes
- Hepatitis B
We provide a panel for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis.
Complications of STIs
If left untreated, STIs can cause many serious complications for you and your pregnancy. The Mayo Clinic lists some of them, including:
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
- Heart Disease
Since not all STIs have visible symptoms, if you are sexually active, testing regularly is essential for you and your partner.
Do STIs Affect Pregnancy?
Yes. There are serious risks to having an STI and being pregnant. Get tested and treated as soon as you can. The longer you wait, the more your pregnancy is at risk.
It’s also possible to pass certain STIs to an infant during pregnancy, delivery, or while breastfeeding. Certain STIs, including gonorrhea and chlamydia, can be passed to the child from the mother during delivery.
With proper testing and treatment, you can look after your own health, the health of your pregnancy, and the health of your partner. STI/STD testing and treatment is also vital to receive if you’re pregnant and considering abortion, as undetected STIs may increase the risk of complications after abortion.
Get Tested Today
Get clarity today when it comes to STIs. Whether you are pregnant or not, STI testing is critical for your health. You owe it to yourself to prevent possible consequences if left untreated. Our non-judgmental team offers no-cost and confidential STI testing and treatment.
Contact us today to get started. We know how scary this waiting period can be, but you are not alone. We are here for you!