Sexually transmitted diseases are unfortunately on the rise. According to the CDC, rates for STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea have dramatically increased in the past 7 -10 years. Florida, in addition to other states in the South, has among the highest rates in the country. It is estimated that 1 in 4 sexually active young women have an STD such as chlamydia or HPV.1
You may not have any symptoms of STDs (pain, vaginal burning or discharge, sores, or flu-like symptoms, for example). That is why it is so important to be tested regularly, and whenever you have a new partner. Most infections can be easily treated or managed but can cause serious health issues when left untreated.
If you are considering abortion, it is especially important to be tested and treated for STDs prior to undergoing a procedure. At Thrive Orlando, we are able to offer limited, confidential, no-cost STD testing for women who meet the criteria. As well, we offer no-cost treatment if any test is positive.