Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Resource Health Services offers Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing & Treatment. All STD services are administrated by a licensed medical professional. Resource Health offers testing and treatment regardless of sex, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, or age.

Your Sexual Health Matters

Getting tested for Sexually Transmitted Diseases is crucial for your health whether you are pregnant or not. Untreated sexually transmitted diseases and infections can create an elevated risk for infections through pregnancy or an abortion procedure.

Whether oral, vaginal, or anal—there is always a risk for sexually transmitted diseases or sexually transmitted infections with sexual activity.

Sexually transmitted diseases and infections can be caused by viruses, bacteria, and parasites, and some have little to no symptoms. Some diseases may last a lifetime or prove life-threatening.

If you are sexually active, getting tested and treated is important to avoid potential long-term harm to yourself and the risk of spreading them to others.

Will I Have Symptoms if I Have STDs?

Most people who have an STD experience no noticeable symptoms or may not recognize the symptoms for what they are. You can be infected or infect someone else without even knowing it. It is extremely important that you are properly diagnosed and treated promptly.

Many who have chlamydia don’t develop symptoms, but they can still infect others through sexual contact. Symptoms may include genital pain and discharge from the vagina or penis.

Symptoms of gonorrhea include painful urination and abnormal discharge from the penis or vagina. Men may experience testicular pain and women may experience pain in the lower abdomen. In some cases, gonorrhea has no symptoms.

How Common Are STDs?

Chlamydia and gonorrhea are both extremely common. In 2018, chlamydia had a rate of 539.9 cases per 100,000 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Gonorrhea had a rate of 179 cases per 100,000 people.

 

More than 1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are acquired every day worldwide (1, 2). Each year, there are an estimated 376 million new infections with 1 of 4 STIs: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis (1, 2).