STI/STD

 

STI TESTING & TREATMENT

ThriVe® offers low cost/no cost and confidential STI testing for women. ThriVe® Savannah tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV, Syphilis, Bacterial Vaginosis, and Trichomoniasis, certain criteria may apply.  All women considering abortion should be tested for STDs even if they are not experiencing any visible symptoms.  An active STI at the time of an abortion procedure can cause serious complications. Make an appointment today!

 

Abortion & STDs

 

  • Abortion clinics may or may not test patients for potential STDs prior to an abortion procedure.
  • Some STDs may spread through the pelvic area during a surgical abortion, causing more potential damage to area.
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is a possible complication.

 

STIs linked to PID

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Bacterial Vaginosis

 

PID

  • Symptoms may include pain in pelvic region, pain or bleeding during sex, fever, and more
  • There is no precise test for PID; diagnosis is typically based on clinical findings, ultrasound findings or a laparoscopy procedure

 

Chlamydia2/Gonorrhea3

  • Often have no visible symptoms, but may experience genital discharge, burning, and/or irritation
  • Test – Urine/Vaginal Swab
  • All females 15 years of age and over may be tested annually, certain criteria may apply
  • Screening males-certain criteria apply
  • Call our helpline to make an initial appointment or to make a retest appointment within 12 months from initial testing.

 

HIV4

  • Often no symptoms for a number of years
  • Test – Blood Draw
  • Six month re-test after initial testing is recommended
  • All females 15 – 64 years of age may be tested. Certain criteria may apply.
  • Screening males – certain criteria apply.

 

Syphilis5

  • Initial primary stage symptoms may include a painless genital sore; secondary stage symptoms may include skin rash and flu-like symptoms; third stage affects internal organs
  • Test – Blood Draw
  • All females 15 – 64 years of age may be tested. Certain criteria may apply.
  • Screening males – certain criteria apply.

 

Bacterial Vaginosis6

  • While Bacterial Vaginosis is not considered an STI, having Bacterial Vaginois can increase the chances of getting an STI.
  • Symptoms may include thin white/gray discharge, fishy odor, itching, and more.
  • Test – Vaginal Swab

Trichomoniasis7

  • Most people with Trichomoniasis do not show symptoms, but symptoms may include yellow/green discharge, itchy burning, redness, and more.
  • Test – Vaginal Swab
  • All females 15 years of age and over may be tested.

 

STD Prevention8

  • The only way to avoid STIs/STDs is to not have vaginal, anal, or oral sex.
  • Condoms may reduce risk of contracting some STIs/STDs if used consistently and correctly every time. However, human error reduces effectiveness.

 

1 http://www.cdc.gov/std/pid/stdfact-pid.htm

2 http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia.htm

3 http://www.cdc.gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea.htm

4 http://www.cdc.gov/std/hiv/stdfact-std-hiv.htm

5 http://www.cdc.gov/std/syphilis/stdfact-syphilis.htm

6 http://www.cdc.gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis.htm

7 http://www.cdc.gov/std/trichomonas/stdfact-trichomoniasis.htm

8 http://www.cdc.gov/condomeffectiveness/brief.html