STIs are very common. In addition to HIV, there are dozens of other types of sexually transmitted diseases. Often there are no symptoms, at least not at first. Left untreated, STIs can cause serious health issues.
The good news is all STIs, including HIV, are treatable, and many are curable. While routine testing for many STIs is recommended, that does not mean it always happens as part of a regular checkup or gynecologist exam. To know for sure, ask to be tested.
BRISTOL RESOURCES: Mayor’s Task Force on AIDS | Bristol, CT – Official Website
Click here to learn more: Let’s Talk About STDs! – Greater Than AIDS
Get Tested | National HIV, STD, and Hepatitis Testing (cdc.gov)
Connecticut Department of Public Health Public Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinics in Connecticut:
DPH’s Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Control Program: