Sexually Transmitted Infections
The only way to know if you have a sexually transmitted infection is to get tested. Many STIs have no signs or symptoms for most people who have them. Or the infection can have mild symptoms that can be easily overlooked. This is why the term “disease” (as in STD) is starting to be replaced by infection (or STI).
Helpful Tip: Remember, you have to ask to be tested for a sexually transmitted infection at a doctor’s office. It is not part of regular physical or pelvic exam.
ACR Health offers screening for gonorrhea and chlamydia in our offices and at select locations in the community every month. Results are not immediately available, so staff have to be able to follow up with you in 2-3 business days. Our screening method requires you to provide us with a urine sample, so we recommend not using the restroom for at least 30 minutes before your appointment time.
We now offer a rapid test for syphilis which is similar to the HIV rapid test requiring a finger prick.
Testing is easy, free and confidential. There’s no reason for you to not know your status!