Foothills Care Center

What Should I do if I think I have an STI?

If you think you or your partner has a STD, you need to be tested as soon as possible so that you can be treated and stop the spread of this infection. The Center provides free testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, two of the most common bacterial diseases that usually do not express symptoms.

Sexual Health Testing

What is an STI?

 Sexually Transmitted Illness (STI) or Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) are listed as among the top five most frequently reported diseases in the United States. The CDC estimates that 19 million new infections occur each year, nearly half among young men and women ages 15 to 24. These infections are prevalent in many populations, causing physical and psychological consequences (CDC April 2006).

What are the Symptoms?

STD symptoms vary from disease to disease, and some people with different infections will not even notice symptoms. Generally, symptoms include unusual vaginal/penile discharge, a burning sensation that accompanies urination, sores or ulcers, and pain during intercourse.