What are we testing for?
If you are sexually active, you may be at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Many individuals are unaware of whether they are infected because they do not experience symptoms or mistake their symptoms for something else.
Testing for STDs is readily and widely available for qualified men and women. Our tests use a urine sample to test for two of the most common STIs and determine if you contracted one of the following:
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are treatable through medication regimens and should be addressed by a medical professional if the test comes up positive.
STDs are not treatable with home remedies and will not go away on their own, even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms. Only testing confirms if you have an STD.
Why should I get tested?
While many STDs have cures or can be medically treated, they can be extremely dangerous if left untreated.
Some potential risks of an untreated STD include:
- Pelvic Inflammatory disease, which may lead to infertility
- Infecting others
- Certain cancers
There are additional complications if you are pregnant and have an untreated STD. Complications include an increased risk for:
- Premature birth
- Passing STDs to unborn children
How can we help?
At My Life Clinic, we can offer a free follow-up appointment to discuss your test results. In the case of a positive result, we may have the treatment to help you, or we can refer you to other resources to receive treatment for an STD.
We will also address ways to reduce your future risk of contracting an STD. If you are sexually active and want to learn more about the risks and treatment options for STDs or wish to know how to prevent these diseases, make an appointment at My Life Clinic today.