How do I know if I have an STD?
First, you should know that many STD’s do not have any symptoms.
Should I be tested?
Why should I be tested?
If you are pregnant, it is very important to ask your doctor about being tested for STD’s. Pregnant women can infect their babies with STD’s before, during, or after the baby’s birth.
“Both young men and young women are heavily affected by STD’s — but young women face the most serious long-term health consequences. The CDC estimates that undiagnosed STD’s cause 24,000 women to become infertile each year” – CDC
The CDC estimates that almost 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases occur annually in the U.S., and half are among young people ages 15–24.
Types of STD’s:
For more information on STD’s or what could happen if you do not get tested, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Where to be tested:
Contact your local physician or the Rockingham Harrisonburg Health Department at 540.574.5100.
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