Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also known as sexually transmitted diseases or STDs, are very common. Millions of new infections occur every year in the United States.
STIs are passed from one person to another through sexual activity including vaginal, oral, and anal sex. They can also be passed from one person to another through intimate physical contact, such as heavy petting, though this is not very common.
STIs don’t always cause symptoms or may only cause mild symptoms, so it is possible to have an infection and not know it. That is why it is important to get tested often if you are sexually active. If you are diagnosed with an STI, know that most can be treated with medicine and some can be cured entirely.
STIs are preventable. If you have sex, know how to protect yourself and your sexual partner from STIs.
MyAlly Health offers STI testing and treatment. Our caring, non-judgmental staff can provide information and resources to help you prevent STIs.
Services and education are provided on the following:
- Genital Warts
- HPV Vaccine (Gardasil 9)
- Hepatitis A Vaccine
- Hepatitis A/B Vaccine
- Hepatitis C Screening
- HIV Prevention ( Pre-exposure Prophylaxis “PrEP”)
- STI Prevention Methods
- STI Education
- Safer Sex Education
If you are sexually active, you should get tested regularly for STIs. Testing usually requires a simple poke of your finger or a urine sample. If you are getting tested for STIs at MyAlly Health, try not to use the restroom at least one hour prior to your appointment.
When you test at MyAlly Health, no news is good news. We will only contact you if you have a positive result. Results may take up to a week or more to get back.
Disclaimer: This website is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have.