STI Testing and Treatment
Choices Life Resource Center provides STI Testing for women and men in Indiana with centers in
New Albany, Corydon and Salem. Our STI/STD services are free, but a low-cost lab fee may apply.
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It’s important to remember that not everyone infected with an STD will experience signs or symptoms. But STDs can still cause severe damage, and can be passed to your partner(s) without your knowledge. You don’t need to be experiencing symptoms to be contagious. You can spread the disease at any time.
STDs and STIs… What’s the difference?
The term “STI” (sexually transmitted infection) is used to describe the presence of an infection in the body, which may or may not be accompanied by symptoms. The term “STD” (sexually transmitted diseases) on the other hand, describes an infection that has caused damage in a person’s body—though, like sexually transmitted infections, an STD may or may not be accompanied by symptoms.
STI is the broader of the two terms. All STDs are STIs, though not all STIs become STDs.
So what’s the big deal with STIs?
Some STIs can make you sick today and others can cause problems later in life. Problems like cancer, infertility or death. Not exactly harmless or fun!
I’m sexually active. How often should I get tested for STIs?
Am I not tested for STIs during my yearly check-up?
How do I prepare for my visit?
You will need a photo ID and should not use the restroom within an hour of your visit, to ensure the most accurate test results.
What can I be tested for?
Will it cost me anything?
How will I get my test results?
Is it possible to stay STI free?
Is it possible to wait until marriage?
What About Abortion?
Immediate symptoms of PID can be mild and even non-existent, but the effects are long lasting. According to the CDC, 1 in 8 women with a history of PID experience difficulty getting pregnant. PID is known to cause scarring of the Fallopian tubes, increasing the risk of an ectopic pregnancy. This may result in serious maternal complications, even death.