If you’re sexually active, you should regularly be tested for STIs (sexually transmitted infections). Even if you only have one partner, you can still get an infection and it’s important to treat any STI as soon as possible, not only for your health but the health of your partner and any future partners. When an STI is left untreated, it can develop into an STD (sexually transmitted disease).
The two most common STIs are Chlamydia & Gonorrhea. While they are different infections they are both caused by bacteria and can share similar symptoms that include:
- Burning feeling when you urinate
- Unusual and discolored discharge from the penis, vagina or rectum
- Pain in the rectum
There are additional symptoms for both Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. If you are worried you may be infected, it’s important to get answers before the infection becomes worse.
Women’s Resource Center of the Rockies can provide you with accurate information about STIs, STDs, potential symptoms, and/or indicators that you might have contracted an STI or STD, as well as information about how to keep yourself healthy and safe.
We can also provide referrals for community health organizations that provide free STI testing and treatment.
Your health is important and should be taken seriously. Please contact us if you need information about STIs, STDs, or suggestions for how you can stay healthy.