STDs


Did you know that one in two sexually active people will contract an STD / STI by the age of 25 (1)?

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year in the United States, half among young people ages 15 - 24. STIs are a threat to your immediate and long-term health and well-being.

What’s the difference between an STD and an STI?

Diseases that are spread through any kind of sexual contact have been called
sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) for many years. However, due to many of the most common STDs not showing any obvious signs or symptoms at first, many health care experts now find it more accurate to call them STIs (sexually transmitted infections).

Get tested today.

Because most STIs cause no symptoms, they are not detected until complications develop. If you or your partner have had more than one sex partner or have ever injected drugs, get tested today. Mosaic Pregnancy & Health Centers offers free STI testing and treatment for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea in men and women. You will also receive a STD / STI risk assessment, treatment and doctor referrals.

 

(1) Cates JR, Herndon NL, Schulz S L, Darroch JE. (2004). Our voices, our lives, our futures: Youth and sexually transmitted diseases. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication.