No-Cost STI/STD Screening & Treatment
Knowing if you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) when considering your unexpected pregnancy is essential. It is best for your body and your health to be treated for an STI/STD as soon as possible.
If you are considering abortion, you should receive treatment before having the procedure.
Why should I get tested before an abortion?
According to the CDC, untreated Chlamydia has a 10-15 percent risk of developing into pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID. Because an abortion procedure has the possibility of introducing bacteria into the reproductive tract, the risk becomes even more significant.
The risk of infection is why it’s vital to test for STIs before making any decisions about the outcome of your pregnancy.
Are STIs That Serious?
The CDC estimates there are 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections each year in the United States alone. STIs are much more damaging and costly than you might realize.
They are a leading cause of infertility because of the damage they can cause to the fallopian tubes, uterus, and surrounding tissues. Thankfully, two of the most common STIs – Chlamydia and Gonorrhea – can be treated with antibiotics. Others, like HPV and HIV, are not curable.
How can I prevent them?
The only way to ensure you do not contract an STI/STD is to practice abstinence. Another way to prevent contracting STIs is by remaining in a long-term, monogamous relationship like marriage.
Any time you have the possibility of a new sexual partner(s), you should both get tested beforehand.
How do I know if I need to get tested?
If you’re sexually active, you’re at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection. It’s important to know if you have an STI/STD to keep your body healthy and safe from disease.
True Care offers no-cost STI/STD testing and treatment for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomoniasis if you’re unexpectedly pregnant or think you might be. Schedule an appointment for no-cost pregnancy testing, and we’ll arrange for your no-cost STI testing.
All of our pregnancy services are confidential and judgment-free.