Why get tested for an STD?

According to the CDC, about 1 in 5 people have an STD and many do not have symptoms early on. Since STDs often don’t always have visible symptoms, the only way to know for sure is to get tested. Without treatment early on, serious health complications may arise. Get tested today at InnerVisions Healthcare to be sure of where you stand with STDs.

What are STDs?

STDs stand for Sexually Transmitted Diseases. They can be bacteria or viruses anyone can “catch” by having sex with a person who is already infected. STDs like Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis are treated but the majority are viral, which means once you have it you have it for life. 

Sexually transmitted diseases are passed through sex or sexual activity. They can pass from one person to another by blood, semen, or vaginal and other bodily fluids. Some common STDs include:

  • Genital herpes
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis B
  • Chlamydia
  • HPV

STD Symptoms

STDs don’t always have noticeable symptoms. There are some common symptoms you may be experiencing. Get tested if you experience the following STD symptoms

  • Painful or burning urination
  • Discharge from the penis
  • Sore, swollen lymph nodes
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Sores or bumps on the genitals or in the oral or rectal area
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Pain during sex

What if It’s Positive?

While it may be daunting to get tested and possibly receive some alarming news, you owe it to yourself to learn whether you have an STD or not. You have a greater chance of preventing serious health conditions when receiving the news early on.

You should make STD testing a part of your health care routine. Most STDs are highly treatable, especially in their earlier stages. Ultimately, STD testing provides you with the peace of mind you need and helps you stay one step ahead with your sexual health and avoid potentially serious complications.

Free STD Testing

We can test for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Herpes 1& 2, HIV, and Hepatitis C. Each STD is different and requires different treatment options. If we are not able to provide the treatment we will refer you to a provider who will. We test both men and women for STD testing as well!

Schedule your free and confidential appointment today. We are here to help.