The Pregnancy Help Center offers free, limited STI/STD testing and treatment onsite. All services are confidential and are conducted by our professional Medical Team.
STI/STD: What’s the Difference
The term STI is used to describe an infection in the body, which may or may not be accompanied by symptoms. The term STD describes an infection that has caused damage to a person’s body. STDs may or may not be accompanied by symptoms. Many STDs can cause damage to you and your partner. When you give birth or have an abortion your cervix can be exposed to any infection you may have contracted, causing you to be vulnerable to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). PID causes constant pelvic pain, and infertility problems, and can lead to death if untreated. In addition, you can spread the disease anytime you engage in sexual activity.
Some STI/STDs can be treated and cured with medications, but early detection is key for effective treatment. Other STI/STDs cannot be cured but symptoms can be managed. We recommend STD testing prior to abortion to prevent undiagnosed STDs from spreading farther into the reproductive system. We offer free STD testing for two sexually transmitted diseases, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. These bacterial diseases commonly reside in the vaginal opening. We believe it is important for pregnant women to know if they have either of these diseases, particularly if they are considering having an abortion. Testing is simple and free treatment is also provided at a follow-up appointment.
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At this time, our service is available to women with a positive pregnancy test.