Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections - Get the Facts
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (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 STDs/STIs and that 1 in 4 sexually active adolescent females has an STD/STI, such as chlamydia or human papillomavirus (HPV).
The Centers for Disease Control recommends STD/STI testing all sexually active people and treatment if your test is positive. The infections associated with this epidemic are all preventable.
STD and STI Risks
If left undetected and untreated, STDs and STIs can increase your risk of acquiring another STD, 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 STDs 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 us at 402-554-1000.