According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are acquired every day worldwide, the majority of which are asymptomatic.
STIs don't always have visible symptoms, leaving people unaware that they have one. Without proper treatment right away, STIs can turn into serious health complications.
What Are STIs/STDs?
An STI is an infection passed from one person to another person through any sort of sexual contact. With infection, a bacteria, virus, or parasite enters and grows in or on your body. STIs are also called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) at times. STIs are infections that have not yet developed into diseases. STDs are diseases that result from untreated STIs. Certain STIs can be cured, while others cannot. There are medicines that can help to manage the symptoms.
STIs/STDs come with either no symptoms or very mild symptoms, so it's vital to regularly get tested to be sure. Some women mistake STIs with a UTI or yeast infection. They may have similar symptoms. Get clarity with STI/STD testing today.
Can STIs/STDs Affect Pregnancy?
Yes - STIs/STDs can not only affect a pregnant woman but also her baby if not treated soon or properly. If you have an STI/STD with pregnancy, it could even cause premature labor (before 37 weeks of pregnancy). Preterm birth is the number one cause of infant death and can lead to long-term developmental and health problems in children.
Get Tested Today
You deserve to get the clarity you need to move forward in your journey. STIs/STDs can have major effects on your health when left untreated and cause serious consequences later on. Our team offers free and confidential STI/STD testing so you can get answers.
For treatment, talk to your doctor about treatment options and what you may need next. For some STIs/STDs, treatment could include medicine by mouth or with a shot. Other STIs/STDs that can't be cured, medicines can help reduce the symptoms.
Schedule a free and confidential appointment to learn more.
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