Free STD Tests at Any Woman Can
STD is an abbreviation for Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Over one half of Sexually Transmitted Diseases diagnosed every year are in people between the ages of 15-24 years of age. It is important to have an STD Test if you are pregnant, or if you have had sexual relations with someone who has an STD, might have an STD, or you are not sure of their sexual history.
How is An STD Contracted?
A lot of people believe that an STD can only be transmitted via sexual intercourse. However, a Sexually Transmitted Disease can be contracted through a variety of sexual behaviors, not just intercourse. STD’s have been known throughout society for the past couple hundred of years, and they have also become known as STI’s or Sexually Transmitted Infections.
What Do Our Free STD Tests Check For?
The free STD Tests used at Any Woman Can specifically checks for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, which are 2 of the most widely spread and common STD’s found today. However, if you are looking for a different STD test, Any Woman Can will provide you with a referral for other STD tests and/or STD treatment. If you do end up testing STD positive for Chlamydia or Gonorrhea, we can refer you for treatment.
What is Chlamydia?
The first Sexually Transmitted Disease that our free STD Tests at Any Woman Can checks for is Chlamydia. Chlamydia is a bacterial infection, and it is one of the most common Sexually Transmitted Diseases found around the globe. In females, Chlamydia infects the cervix, which can lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). PID is an infection of the entire reproductive system (ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus) that leads to scarring, pelvic pain, inability to become pregnant, and other various complications during pregnancy.
If you are pregnant and you have not had an STD Test, it is extremely important that you take advantage of our free STD Tests to ensure that you do not have Chlamydia. The quicker you are tested and treated, the better chance you have of a quick and easy recovery.
What is Gonorrhea?
The other common STD that Any Woman Can’s free STD Test checks for is the bacterial infection, Gonorrhea. Gonorrhea leads to painful urination and pelvic pain. As with Chlamydia, if Gonorrhea is left untreated, it may lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.
A Gonorrhea infection may also occur in conjunction with Chlamydia. Therefore, it is extremely important to schedule a free STD Test with Any Woman Can to rule out this STD. If your STD Test is positive for Gonorrhea, we will refer you for further testing and treatment.
Your Free STD Test Results are Completely Confidential
We understand the importance of keeping your free STD results private and confidential. Therefore, your STD Test results are never given over the phone, e-mail, or mail. Five business days after taking your free STD Test, you will return to the women’s health center at Any Woman Can to obtain the test’s results.
For more information on STD’s or our free STD Tests, fill out our Contact Us form or call us at 210-370-3793 and one of our friendly staff will contact you to set up an appointment. Visit our other free and confidential service pages for any other questions or information concerning Any Woman Can’s Free Pregnancy Services or Free Counseling Services.