Lets talk a little bit about STIs. STIs can be a very real risk for people if they are engaging in certain types of sexual contact. It’s good to know that when it comes to STIs there are four modes of transmission. They are…
- Sexual Fluids (Semen and Vaginal fluids)
- Skin to skin contact
- And Mother to Child (Breast milk and Vaginal Delivery)
In order for someone to contract an STI, they would need to engage in sexual activity with a person who already has an STI in which one or more of these modes would come into play.
Teen Clinic can test for all STIs and It’s also important to know that not all STIs are not tested for the same way. For example STIs like Chlamydia and Gonorrhea can be tested through a urine sample. And STIs like HIV, Syphilis, an Hepatitis B can be tested through a blood sample. It would be important to have a conversation with your clinician about what kind of testing you may need.
If someone is 17 or under all of our services are free. If someone is 18 or 19 our services are likely free, or low cost, depending on a person’s income. Nothing is ever more than $50 at Teen Clinic.
If you wanted to make an appointment you can call us at 303-442-5160, and they can give you an exact estimate over the phone.