STD Testing at Waterleaf | Aurora, IL

STD Testing/Treatment

STD Testing/Treatment

If you are sexually active, you should be tested regularly for STDs. This is a necessary component of your sexual health, and prompt treatment can reduce the likelihood of developing significant complications. You owe it to yourself to protect your health.

Waterleaf Women’s Center offers no-cost, confidential testing and treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea.

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What is an STD?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are typically acquired through sexual contact or bodily fluids. They can also be passed from a mother to child during pregnancy or childbirth. Some STDs exhibit noticeable symptoms, while others are asymptomatic, meaning symptoms are not obvious. This means that you could have acquired an STD without your knowledge.

Common symptoms of STDs include:

  • Painful or burning urination
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Discharge from the penis or vagina
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Sore, swollen lymph nodes

Anyone who is sexually active can develop an STD. The likelihood of getting an STD increases if you engage in sexual activity with many partners or have a history of STD.

Why Get Tested?

There are over 65,000 cases of chlamydia in Illinois every year. There are over 17,000 estimated cases of gonorrhea every year. You may have an STD without showing symptoms. Frequent testing helps with prevention, education, and fast treatment. You could develop serious health complications without treatment, including the following:

  • Infertility
  • Heart disease
  • Certain cancers
  • Pelvic pain
  • Eye inflammation
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

Do not delay in seeking the help you need. STD testing can save your life. Engaging in certain practices, such as only having one sexual partner at a time and getting vaccinated, can reduce your risk of developing an STD. Talking to your partner about their health history is also crucial. Protecting yourself and others is both necessary and wise.

Waterleaf Women’s Center provides no-cost, confidential STD testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea. This service is offered to both men and women. If your test is positive, we also provide treatment. Your health matters.

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