Starting Point Pregnancy and Family Resource Center

STI/STD Testing & Treatment

STI/STD Testing & Treatment

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Whether you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, have questions about abortion, or need testing for an STI/STD, we are here for you.
Call us at (740) 393-0370 or make an appointment online.

PLEASE NOTE: Starting Point Pregnancy and Family Resource Center provides medical testing, diagnosis, and treatment of STI/STD for individuals (and their partners) who are sexually active and desire testing. 

If you are sexually active, you may be at risk for contracting a Sexually Transmitted Infection or Disease (STI/STD). There is no birth control measure that is 100 percent effective in preventing the spread of STI/STD.

According to the Center for Disease Control, there were 26 million new STI/STD reported in 2018 and almost half of those were among youth aged 15-24 in the US.

 

STI/STD

  • Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)
  • Chlamydia*
  • Genital Herpes (HSV) 
  • Gonorrhea*
  • HIV 
  • Hepatitis C 
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomonas*
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
* Tested, diagnosed and treated at Starting Point.


Our testing involves providing a urine sample. Our STI/STD clinic is open on Mon-Tues 1-7pm, Wed 1-5pm and Thurs 10-2pm. All of our services are free and confidential.

STI/STD Facts

  • You can get an STI/STD the first time you have vaginal, anal or oral sex.
  • Some STI/STD have no cure while others can be treated through medication.
  • Most people infected with an STI/STD do not know it.
  • You can get an STI/STD from someone who does not know he/she is infected.
  • You cannot tell who has an STI/STD by looking at them.
  • Many STI/STD can be transmitted to a baby during pregnancy or birth.

According to the  Mayo Clinic, STI/STD can have a range of signs and symptoms, including no symptoms. That’s why they may go unnoticed until complications occur or a partner is diagnosed. Signs and symptoms that might indicate an STI/STD include:

  • Sores or bumps on the genitals or in the oral or rectal area
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Discharge from the penis
  • Unusual or odd-smelling vaginal discharge
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Pain during sex
  • Sore, swollen lymph nodes, particularly in the groin but sometimes more widespread
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Rash over the trunk, hands or feet

What Happens If I Leave An STI/STD Untreated?

Untreated STI/STD can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) in women, causing complications such as formation of scar tissue both outside/inside the fallopian tubes, ectopic pregnancy, infertility or long-term pelvic/abdominal pain. Testing and early treatment is important for your sexual health. Make an appointment with Starting Point Pregnancy and Family Resource Center and find out more.

How Could An STI/STD Affect Me If I Am Pregnant?

No matter the options you are considering, having an STI/STD can severely impact the health and wellness of both you and your pregnancy. If you are considering abortion, an STI/STD can increase your chances of an infection following the procedure. If you choose to carry to term, an STI/STD can seriously harm your pregnancy and cause complications during childbirth.

Ensure you are healthy before making a choice about your unexpected pregnancy. Starting Point Pregnancy and Family Resource Center offers FREE testing and treatment for STI/STD.

Common Questions About STI/STD

Anytime that a person engages in sexual activity, there is a risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease. The use of condoms can reduce this risk, but condoms are not a guarantee. Abstaining from sexual activity; including vaginal, anal, and oral, is the only way to eliminate the risk of contracting an STI/STD.

There are curative treatments available for most STI/STDs except HIV and Herpes. If diagnosed with an STI/STD, do not engage in sexual activity as you risk transmitting the STI/STD to your partner. Speak with your doctor to find a suitable treatment plan.  You do not have to feel alone. Schedule an appointment to discuss your situation confidentially and free from judgement.

Anytime you have engaged in sexual activity there is a possibility you may have contracted an STI/STD. Even partners you feel you know well can and often will lie about their sexual health. Many STI/STDs can be treated if they are diagnosed early. If you have been sexually active or suspect your partner(s) may have an STI/STD, your first step is getting tested to be sure. We can help with that. Call or Text us.

  1. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) – CDC Fact Sheet. (2015, May 4). Retrieved November 13, 2015, from http://www.cdc.gov/std/pid/stdfact-pid.htm
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Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Compassionate & Confidential

Remember that not all STI/STD produce noticeable symptoms; therefore, it’s recommended that you get tested for STI/STD regularly if you are sexually active with new or multiple partners.

std testing & treatment

Compassionate & Confidential

Remember that not all STI/STD produce noticeable symptoms; therefore, it’s recommended that you get tested for STI/STD regularly if you are sexually active with new or multiple partners.