Get Free STD Testing
If left untreated, sexually transmitted infections can cause severe damage to your body and pass to your partner without your knowledge. You do not have to have symptoms to be contagious; you can spread or contract the disease at any time through sexual activity.
The Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center offers no-cost testing and treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea. HIV screening is also available.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information or to schedule a test.
Do I Have a Sexually Transmitted Disease?
Pregnancy isn’t the only issue to worry about when sexually active. STDs are equally, if not more, concerning. You are at risk for pregnancy if you have sex around ovulation (about three days a month), but you risk getting an STD every time you have sex. All forms of sexual activity can put you at risk of contracting an STD.
An STD does not always show physical signs or symptoms. It’s important to remember that not all infected people will have signs or symptoms, including you.
What Are the Symptoms of an STD?
The symptoms of an STD are different depending on the infection. Many STDs do not cause noticeable symptoms, so the only way to know if you have an STD is to get tested. You can get an STD from having sex with someone who has no symptoms. Like you, that person might not even know they have an STD.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea often have no symptoms, but you may experience:
- Pain or irritation when you urinate or have sex
- Discharge from the vagina, penis, anus, or throat
- Unexplained rash, burning, or lesion in the genital area
What Should I Do If I Think I Have an STD?
Early treatment of STDs is vital to prevent more serious and long-term complications. If you think you have an STD:
- Do not continue to have sex.
- Contact the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center to get tested immediately.
- Notify your recent sexual partner(s) if you are diagnosed with an STD.
Schedule No-Cost STD Testing And Treatment
If you are sexually active, you are at risk for an STD. For more information or to schedule a test, please contact us today. Appointments are available for both sexually active males and females. We also offer no-cost treatment for uncomplicated chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea:
- Take a urine sample
- Often have no symptoms
- Can be treated with antibiotics
Screening for HIV Antibodies:
- Blood test with a finger stick
- Often no symptoms for years
- Treated with antiviral drugs
Call our Center to make an initial appointment or a retest appointment after at least 12 months after the initial testing.
Abortion and STDs
Abortion clinics may or may not test patients for potential STDs. Some STDs can spread throughout the pelvic area, especially during a surgical abortion. Possible complications could include pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), leading to infertility.
If you’re considering an abortion, protect yourself with our no-cost screening beforehand.