Sharing the intimate details of your life can be difficult—even awkward. But keeping information from your doctor can lead to serious health issues.
Sexually transmitted infections and diseases are caused by bacteria, parasites or viruses that are spread through sexual contact. Left untreated, they can cause cancer and infertility or, if you’re pregnant, harm to your baby.
Infections often have no visible signs. If you have multiple sex partners, a new sex partner, or share needles for drugs or tattoos, you’re at a higher risk and should be tested more frequently.
Your STI testing and treatment are conducted with complete discretion and privacy, and all conversations are confidential.