To safeguard women’s health outcomes, The Hope Center offers free STI testing for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia for all clients considering abortion. In the event of a positive result for either infection treatment will be offered at no charge to our client.
STIs & STDs: What are they?
An STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) is an infection that does not show any physical signs or symptoms. It is contracted from another infected person through sexual activity, including vaginal, oral and anal sex and skin-to-skin contact. It becomes an STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) when symptoms appear. It’s important to remember that not all infected people will have signs or symptoms. The problem is that some of these STDs can cause a lot of damage and can be passed to your partner without your knowledge. You do not have to have symptoms to be contagious; you can spread the disease any time you engage in sexual behavior. Concerned you might have contracted an STI? Contact us for free and confidential STI testing.