No-Cost STD Testing and Treatment
All sexually active individuals are at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease, or STD. STDs can show little to no symptoms, which make them problematic to identify without proper testing.
Northfield Women’s Center provides limited STD testing and treatment in a private and professional environment. Learn more about common STDs and symptoms.
How Are STDs Spread?
Sexually transmitted diseases are contracted through oral, anal or vaginal sexual contact with an infected person. Because the infected person rarely shows any visible symptoms, it makes it easier to spread STDs from one person to another. In fact, the Center for Disease Control estimates there are approximately 20 million new infections each year in the US.
What Are Some Common STDs?
There are over 27 STDs that have been identified throughout the world. While some STDs are easily curable, there are several that cannot be cured. Below you will find a list of common STDs that are prevalent in both women and men in the United States.
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Bacterial Vaginosis
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Pubic Lice
- Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)
- Mycoplasma Genitalium (MG)
Learn more about each individual STD here.
How Do I Know If I Have An STD?
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to self-diagnose STDs because many of them are asymptomatic or produce symptoms that could be associated with other infections, or even the common cold. You may or may not even realize that you or your partner has an STD. That’s why it’s so important to get tested after having sexual contact with anyone.
Here are some symptoms that women may experience if infected with an STD:
- Milky white, yellow or green vaginal discharge
- Vaginal blisters or sores
- Burning/painful urination
- Pain during sex
- Bleeding or spotting between periods
- Lower back pain
- Pelvic pain
- Sore throat
- Swollen joints
- Rectal pain
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may have an STD. Contact us today to learn about our STD testing and treatment services.
What STDs Do You Test For And Treat?
At Northfield Women’s Center, we test for both Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. If test results are positive for Chlamydia, we can provide treatment at our center. If test results are positive for Gonorrhea, we can provide referrals to medical clinics in the area so you can receive the proper treatment.
If you think you may be infected, you owe it to yourself to get tested – even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms! Contact us today to learn more about our STD testing services.