STD/STI Testing & Treatment
Are you concerned that you might have been exposed to an STD? Or are you interested in being proactive and getting tested just to make sure you are STD-free? If so, we can help. If you’ve been sexually active, we strongly encourage you to make your appointment for STD/STI testing and treatment today.
When you walk into Stillwater Life Services, our friendly and low-key staff will make you feel welcome. We want you to be comfortable and at ease at all times while in our clinic, especially while discussing sensitive topics.
While here, you will be treated with the utmost respect and confidentiality. Our nurse manager, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals will take their time answering your questions and will address your physical, emotional and relational needs as necessary.
When you walk out of our clinic, you should have the information you need to make the most informed and educated decisions possible about your health, future and relationships. We look forward to caring for you!
Viral: no cure. Most people will show positive within 3 months from infection.
Signs and symptoms: rapid weight loss, frequent fevers, night sweats, swollen lymph glands, pneumonia
Modes of transmission: Vaginal, oral and anal sex, blood, body fluids, mother to child.
Bacterial: Curable with antibiotics. Can take 1-3 weeks to show a positive result. 75% of women have no symptoms at all so proactive testing is a good idea.
Signs and symptoms: Female: Abnormal vaginal discharge, abdominal pain/cramping, abnormal bleeding.
If left untreated, may lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), which may cause chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy, or infertility. Male signs and symptoms: Burning with urination, discharge from penis, swollen genitals, If left untreated, may lead to epididymitis (which is the swelling of the tube inside the man’s genitals.)
Modes of transmission: Vaginal, oral or anal sex. Mother to child.
Bacterial: Curable with antibiotics. Ejaculation does not have to occur for gonorrhea to be transmitted or acquired. Complications: infection of the eye, gonorrhea of the throat and mouth, systemic infection, PID in women, epididymitis in men.
Signs and symptoms in females: Often no symptoms, vaginal discharge, burning with urination, pain/bleeding with sex.
Signs and symptoms in males: Often no symptoms, burning/pain with urination, discharge, swollen genitals
Modes of transmission: Vaginal, oral and anal sex. Mother to child.
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
Viral: no cure. Most common infection-causing STI/STD. Many different types of HPV. Some strains cause genital warts, and others can lead to cervical cancer or other kinds of cancer. Most people who have HPV don’t know they are infected.
Signs and Symptoms: Genital warts, cervical cancer that may be detected by a routine pap test, Other forms of cancer- may not have symptoms until they have avandced.
Modes of transmission: vaginal, anal, oral contact and genital to genital contact.
Viral: No cure. 1 in 5 adolescents and adults have genital HSV. Two types of viral herpes infection: HSV- type 1: often causes fever blisters on the mouth or face. HSV-type 2: typically affects the genital area.
Signs and symptoms: Most individuals don’t know they are infected with HSV type 2. If symptoms occur, they may include: Painful skin lesions, vulvar irritation, swollen lymph glands, genital discharge, fatigue, body aches.
Bacterial: curable in the early stages. Three stages of syphilis, so early treatment is important.
Modes of transmission: point of contact disease passed through direct contact with syphilis sore- vaginal, oral, and anal sex. Mother to child.
Signs and symptoms: sores and spots appear where the syphilis entered the body, red brown rash (in stage 2). If left untreated and in the third stage, death can occur.
Bacterial parasite: curable with antibiotics. Most common curable STI/STD. Modes of transmission: penis to vagina intercourse, or vulva to vulva.
Signs and symptoms for females: Foul smelling, frothy discharge, vaginal irritation/redness, pain during sex, burning with urination
Signs and symptoms for males: Most men do not have symptoms but some have: irritation inside the penis, mild discharge, burning with urination or ejaculation
Postponing sexual activity until marriage with an uninfected mate and remaining faithful to that one partner is the only way to be 100 percent confident of avoiding sexually transmitted infections.