3 Reasons to Get STI Testing

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Fearlessly protect your body with STI testing.

STI testing is quick, simple and painless. Testing can be done at the office of a healthcare provider or a local STI clinic.

Here are 3 reasons to get STI testing:

  1. If you had sex with someone who has an STI

If you had unprotected sex or your condom broke during sex, don’t panic! Having unprotected sex with someone who has an STI means that you have a chance of getting the exact same STI, but all STIs – even HIV – are treatable. Call your healthcare provider right away or go to your local STI clinic to get tested.

  1. If you think you might have symptoms

Most of the time, there are few to no symptoms of an STI. If you do have symptoms, they can develop over time. The general rule of thumb is this: if something doesn’t seem right down there, get it checked out. It’s important to get tested right away to get the right treatment to prevent any health problems, such as infertility.

  1. It’s been a year since your last test

Whether you’re going to your yearly checkup or just going to a local STI clinic, if you are sexually active it’s important to get tested at least once a year – even if you don’t have any symptoms. The more sexual partners you have, the higher your chances are of getting an STI. Even if you have only one sexual partner, there is still a chance you could have an STI. The only person you can be sure of is you.

Not all healthcare checkups include STI testing. Unless you ask to be tested, you cannot assume you have been.

Make the choice today to get tested at an FHCCP healthcare provider near you.