Some but not all abortion clinics offer free STD testing. It may also depend on your income in order to qualify for free STD testing.
If you wish to receive no-cost STD testing, you can also check out your local pregnancy center or community health clinic. Many of these facilities, like Woman to Woman Health Center, offer free, confidential appointments and testing that don’t require insurance or your income to qualify.
Should I Wait To Test?
Often, people assume that because they do not have any symptoms, they are not infected with an STD. However, unfortunately, STDs can go undetected for a long time because they don’t always cause noticeable signs or symptoms.
An STD or sexually transmitted disease is a pathogenic infection caused by a virus, bacteria, or parasite. Even though these infections can go unnoticed, it doesn’t mean they aren’t harmful to your health and wellness.
Getting tested is vital to protect yourself and others so that treatment is sought immediately if an infection is present. You should never wait to get tested if you are at risk of developing a sexually transmitted disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, risk factors include:
- Anyone sexually active risks some degree of exposure to an STD or STI.
- Having unprotected sex.
- Having sexual contact with multiple partners.
- Having a history of STIs.
- Being forced to engage in sexual activity.
- Misuse of alcohol or use of recreational drugs.
- Injecting drugs.
- Being young.
What Complications Can Arise?
Especially when STDs go undiagnosed and untreated, complications can arise because damage to your health occurs. Complications that STDs can cause are:
- Pelvic pain
- Pregnancy complications
- Eye inflammation
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Heart disease
- Certain cancers, such as HPV-associated cervical and rectal cancers.
Not waiting to receive proper treatment is vital to help protect your health and wellness. Getting tested and medically treated is necessary to cure or care for an infection.
Home remedies and waiting will not help or be effective in ridding yourself of a sexually transmitted disease.
Where Can I Go?
If you would like to receive free STD testing, contact us today. This is a completely confidential, free service we provide so that you can receive the care you deserve without hassle or waiting.
We offer a variety of other services that are free or low-cost for your convenience. We invite you to contact us today to discuss what other care services you may need and receive more information on them.
No one is judged here; we are here to assist you in receiving the care you deserve. We look forward to meeting and supporting you on this journey because you are worth it!