How do I know if I have an STI?
First, you should know that many STI’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 STI’s. Pregnant women can infect their babies with STI’s before, during, or after the baby’s birth.
“Both young men and young women are heavily affected by STI’s — but young women face the most serious long-term health consequences. The CDC estimates that undiagnosed STI’s cause 24,000 women to become infertile each year” – CDC
The CDC estimates that almost 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections occur annually in the U.S., and half are among young people ages 15–24.
Types of STI’s:
For more information on STI’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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