With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we would like to remind everyone that getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs & STIs) is vital for your overall health. Here at UNI Urgent Care we offer STD/STI testing and treatment options and we encourage everyone who has had unprotected sex to come in and get tested.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains and defines STDs as:
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are passed from one person to another through intimate physical contact – such as heavy petting – and from sexual activity including vaginal, oral, and anal sex. STDs are very common. In fact, CDC estimates 20 million new infections occur every year in the United States. STDs can mostly be prevented by not having sex. If you do have sex, you can lower your risk by using condoms and being in a sexual relationship with a partner who does not have an STD. STDs do not always cause symptoms, so it is possible to have an infection and not know it. That is why it is important to get tested if you are having sex. If you are diagnosed with an STD, know that all can be treated with medicine and some can be cured entirely.
According to the American Sexual Health Association, “one in two sexually active persons will contract an STI by age 25.”
Even if you aren’t experiencing any symptoms, we still suggest getting tested. Our health care providers will provide you with confidential and professional testing and treatment options!
Please visit any of our six UNI locations if you have any questions or would like to be tested. No appointment needed, walk-in, get evaluated, and feel better!
This information is not a substitute for medical advice nor is it intended as such. If you have questions about your health please contact your primary care physician, our office, or 911 in case of an emergency.