If you are sexually active, you need to know about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). You can get an STD with any kind of sexual contact, whether you wear a condom or not. In other words, you cannot completely avoid the risks STDs if you are sexually active. To reduce your risk, you can get tested, have open and honest conversations with your partner, and only engage in sexual activity in a committed, monogamous relationship. If you’re pregnant, it’s especially important to get tested, since some STDs can affect your baby or may spread during an abortion procedure. You can take control of your sexual health by learning the facts.
If you believe you’re experiencing symptoms of an STD, call and schedule an appointment today. At Richland Pregnancy Center, we offer HIV and STD testing (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Bacterial Vaginosis, and Trichomoniasis). If you test positive for STDs, we can also provide treatment. Additionally, we also answer your questions and explain how to reduce your risk of contracting an STD.
Remember, often a person with an STD has no symptoms at all. You can take control of your sexual health and get tested today.
If you have had sex, you should get tested. Any time you engage in sexual activity there can be a risk of getting an STD. The only way to avoid the risk of STDs is to remain in a committed sexual relationship with a single partner for life. Other than that, there is often the risk of STDs.
STDs sometimes have symptoms, but they often don’t. Many people go for months without realizing they’ve contracted an STD. As a result, this can cause many health problems, such as infertility, blindness, and even death. We strongly urge you to come in for free testing at our center. We provide testing for all STDs/STIs, including tests for HIV.
Testing for STDs is especially important when it comes to pregnancy. If you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, we encourage to get tested in our center. Additionally, we offer prenatal vitamins in our center if you are considering becoming pregnant.
Consistent use of condoms during vaginal sex can reduce the risk of STDs by up to 80 percent. Condoms are less effective in preventing STDs that are transmitted through skin to skin contact (such as HPV) since condoms do not cover all possible infected areas.
If you are pregnant and are considering abortion, you should get tested for STDs first. We can provide you with STD testing, STD treatment, and other resources to help you maintain your health and well-being. Contact us today if you would like to get tested.