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 they are transmitted through..
- Sexual Fluids (Semen and Vaginal fluids)
- Skin to skin contact
- Breast milk
- Vaginal birth
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.
At a checkup, they aren’t going to test automatically for all STIs. It’s also important to know that not all STIs are 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 if you were interested in getting tested, and to discuss what tests to get done.
If you want to make an appointment for testing,you can call us at 303-442-5160