Are you asking, should I get tested for a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)? The Center for Disease Control encourages any woman who is under 25 years old and sexually active to be tested for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia every year.*
Getting tested is just good healthcare.
Beyond the medical recommendation, ComfortCare Women’s Health wants you to know that you are worth it. Having all of the information related to your health puts you in a position to take control of your sexual choices. Schedule an appointment today to receive your free Gonorrhea and Chlamydia testing.
Below you’ll find answers to a few commonly asked questions. We hope you’ll find the information you need before scheduling your appointment, but if you still need to ask us a question, just give us a call at 540-885-6261.
What kind of STI testing is offered?
ComfortCare Women’s Health tests for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, currently for female patients only. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are the two most commonly reported STIs in the United States.*
What will the STI testing cost?
ComfortCare Women’s Health is pleased to offer this testing for free.
How long does it take to find out my results?
Your test results should be back within 3 days.
If I test positive, what is the treatment?
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are both treated with antibiotics. Chlamydia is treated by an antibiotic, Azithromycin, you would take by mouth. Gonorrhea is treated by an injection, Ceftriaxone, that our nursing staff would administer on site. Both treatments, if done at our clinic, would be free to you and your partner.
Why should I consider getting tested for an STI?
It is estimated that 1 in 5 people in the United States have an STI and over 50% of the STI’s reported were in the age group of 15-24.* With such a high probability, anyone who is sexually active would benefit from education and testing that would minimize her personal risk and the risk of passing an STI to a sexual partner.
When should I get an STI test?
Education is always a good practice. There are key times to pursue STI testing, for your own protection and your partner. These times would include before beginning a new sexual relationship and upon learning of your sexual partner having a sexual experience with someone else. If you test positive for an STI, you are also encouraged to retest 3 months after your treatment.
Currently, STI testing is only available at our Lexington location.
*2014. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Which STD tests should I get? https://cdc.gov/std/prevention
*2021. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis. https://acog.org/womens-health/
*2021. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually transmitted diseases. https://cdc.gov/std/default.htm