STI Testing & Treatment
Common STI Symptoms
One of the most common side effects of an STI is no symptoms at all. Other common symptoms can include:
Clear, white, greenish, or yellowish discharge
Strong vaginal odor
Itching or irritation inside the penis or vagina
Pain during sexual intercourse
If you've had unprotected sex or a change of partners, it's time to get tested. Oral, anal, or vaginal sex always carries the risks of STIs. If you need more information on the types of STIs or avoiding sexually transmitted diseases or infections, contact us today.
When Should I Get Tested?
At a minimum, the CDC recommends all sexually active women schedule an annual chlamydia and gonorrhea screening, which we provide. You also 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 have scheduled an abortion
Through a painless urine test, you can find out for sure if you have chlamydia or gonorrhea. If you test positive, we’ll provide you with a prescription for treatment. You will also be able to consult with a nurse about avoiding STIs/STDs and other sexual health risks.
STDs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea, are a common result of having multiple sexual partners – or even one partner if he or she is infected. You may need to get tested even if you have no symptoms or are consistently practicing safer sex (a condom or barrier method), you can still get an STD. People who have had an STD and have been treated can get infected again if they have sex with an infected person. Getting tested prior to an abortion procedure can reduce your risk of infection or PID (pelvic inflammatory disease).
Serenity Pregnancy Resource Center provides limited STI testing and treatment in Cody and Powell, WY. Contact us to today. All appointments and results are confidential.