Get STD/STI Answers

Get STD/STI Answers


Richland Pregnancy Services helps you find peace of mind when it comes to your sexual health. It's up to you to take care of your health. No STD or STI is worth risking your life or the life of someone else. All testing is free.

Should your testing come back positive, we are here by your side to walk you through the next steps in getting the treatment you need.

 

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STDs/STIs

If you are sexually active, you need to know about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) also called sexually transmitted infections(STIs). You can get an STD with any kind of sexual contact, whether you wear a condom or not. Reduce your risk by getting tested, having open and honest conversations with your partner, and only engaging in sexual activity in a committed, monogamous relationship.

If you're pregnant, it's especially important to get tested, since some STDs can affect your baby or may spread during an abortion procedure. Take control of your sexual health by learning the facts.

If you believe you're experiencing symptoms of an STD/STI, call and schedule an appointment today. Many common infections are treatable with the proper medication.  

At RPS we can help answer your questions and explain how to reduce your risk of contracting an STD/STI.

Common symptoms of an STD or STI include:

  • Discharge from the penis or vagina
  • Itching
  • Burning during urination
  • Nausea, fever, abnormal vaginal bleeding

Remember, often a person with an STI has NO symptoms. 

Take control of Your Sexual Health and get tested!

 

Should You Get Tested? 

If you have had sex you should get tested. Any time you are sexually active there can be a risk of getting an STD. The only way to not be at risk is to have sex with only one other person for life and the two of you to only have sex with each other. Other than that, there is often the risk of STDs. 

STDs/STIs sometimes have symptoms, but often don't. Many people go for months without realizing they've contracted an STD/STI. As a result, this can cause many health problems such as infertility, blindness, and even death. We strongly urge you to come in for free testing. 

Richland Pregnancy Services is here to educate you on your sexual health.

How common are STDs?

  • More than 65 million people in the US are currently living with an incurable STD.
  • Every year, 20 million new STDs occur in the US, half among those age 15-24.
  • The Center for Disease Control estimate that 1 in 4 sexually active teen girls have an STD.
  • Of Americans age 14 and older, 1 in 6 have herpes. 776,000 people in the US get new herpes infections each year.
  • About 79 million Americans, most in their late teens and early 20s, are infected with Human Papillomavirus (HPV).

How effective are condoms in preventing STDs?

  • Consistent use of condoms during vaginal sex can reduce the risk of STDs by up to 80%.

    Condoms are less effective in preventing STDs that are transmitted through skin to skin contact (such as HPV)   since condoms do not cover all possible infected areas.

What to Expect

You will have two appointments for your screening:

First Visit

You will meet with a licensed medical professional who will take your sexual history information, discuss your STD/STI risk, explain procedures, and answer any questions or concerns you might have. This is when you will provide a urine sample. We send your sample to a lab for testing.

Second Visit

A week later, you will return to our office for your results. You will meet with a licensed medical professional to go over all your test results and answer any questions you might have. If you have a positive test result, treatment and referrals will be given at this time. 

 Testing includes:

  1.  Chlamydia
  2.  Gonorrhea

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At RPS, your health and well-being come first.         Request your cost-free appointment today. Walk-ins welcome.

OSU/NCSC Students

Our campus office is located in the Bromfield Library/Conard Hall Room 101.Our hours are Tuesday & Wednesday from Noon-3:00. 
Walk-ins are welcome.

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