First Choice Womens Resource Center STD/STI
Sexually Transmitted Infections - Get the Facts

Sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) are very common. There are over 110 million cases in the U.S. with 20 million new infections each year. It is estimated that young people aged 15-24 years acquire half of all new STIs and that 1 in 4 sexually active adolescent females has an STI, such as chlamydia or human papillomavirus (HPV).

The Centers for Disease Control recommends STI testing all sexually active people and treatment if your test is positive. The infections associated with this epidemic are all preventable.

STI Risks

If left undetected and untreated, STIs can increase your risk of acquiring another STI, and cause serious medical complications including painful sores, heart disease, cancer, birth defects and more. Early identification and treatment are keys to the prevention and management of these outcomes.

With early detection, all STIs are treatable and most STIs are curable. Our services include STI testing and treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea.

If you are sexually active and have not yet received STI testing or have questions about your reproductive health, we can help.

Have Questions? Call our confidential helpline at 402.554.1000.