What should I do if I think I have a STD?
If you think you or your partner has a STD, you need to be tested as soon as possible so that treatment options can be explored and the spread of infection can be stopped. Choices Resource Center provides free testing and treament for chlamydia along with free testing and referral for treatment for gonorrhea. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are two of the most common bacterial diseases that usually do not express symptoms. Please call (865) 483-0099 for more information about our free, confidential STD tests or request an appointment today.
What are STDs?
Sexually transmitted diseases are listed as among the top five most frequently reported diseases in the United States. The CDC estimates that 20 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.
Can STDs be cured?
What most people are concerned with regarding STD’s is whether or not they can be cured. Bacterial infections are curable, but viral STD’s are not. However, treatment may be available for the symptoms of viral infections.
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