Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

If you (or your partner) are or have been sexually active with more than one person, you should be tested. Many STDs don’t have symptoms.

Call our office to be seen by a medical professional. Walk-ins welcome!

STD/STI Education & Treatment

Bacterial Vaginosis

common, treatable, vaginal condition

Many people with BV do not have symptoms, but if you do you may notice thin white or gray vaginal discharge, pain, itching, or burning in the vagina, strong fish-like odor (especially after sex), burning when peeing, itching around the outside of the vagina, etc.

Read more about BV here.

Chlamydia

common, treatable, sexually transmitted infection

Chlamydia often has no symptoms, but it can cause serious health problems, even without symptoms. If symptoms occur, they may not appear until several weeks after having sex with a partner who has chlamydia. Just diagnosed with Chlamydia? See your next steps here. 

Read more about Chlamydia here. 

Genital Herpes

common, treatable, sexually transmitted infection

Most people with genital herpes have no symptoms or have very mild symptoms. Mild symptoms may go unnoticed or be mistaken for other skin conditions like a pimple or ingrown hair. Because of this, most people do not know they have a herpes infection.

Read more about genital herpes here.

Gonorrhea

common, treatable, sexually transmitted infection

Gonorrhea often has no symptoms, but it can cause serious health problems, even without symptoms. When symptoms are present, they can include a burning sensation when peeing, unusual discharge, etc. Just diagnosed with gonorrhea? See your next steps here.

Read more about gonorrhea here.

HIV/AIDS

no effective cure, can lead to AIDS

Most people have flu-like symptoms within 2 to 4 weeks after infection. Symptoms may last for a few days or several weeks. Some people have no symptoms at all. The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested.

Read more about HIV/AIDS here.

Human Papillomavirus

common, treatable, sexually transmitted infection

In most cases (9 out of 10), HPV goes away on its own within two years without health problems. When HPV does not go away, it can cause health problems like genital warts or cancer.

Read more about HPV here.

Mycoplasma

common, treatable, sexually transmitted infection

People with Mycoplasma genitalium (Mgen) often have no symptoms. Someone with symptoms may notice: Vaginal discharge, a burning sensation when peeing, discharge from the penis, etc. The right treatment with antibiotics can cure Mgen.

Read more about Mgen here. 

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

treatable if diagnosed early

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of a woman’s reproductive organs, and is a complication often caused by some STIs, like chlamydia and gonorrhea. There are no tests for PID; diagnosis is usually based on a combination of your medical history, physical exam, etc.

Read more about PID here.

Syphilis

common, treatable, sexually transmitted infection

Syphilis can cause serious health problems without treatment. Infection develops in stages, and each stage can have different signs and symptoms. Babies can also get syphilis. Congenital syphilis is the disease that happens when people pass syphilis to their babies during pregnancy.

Read more about Syphilis here.

Trichomoniasis

common, treatable, sexually transmitted infection

About 70% of people with the infection do not have any signs or symptoms. When Trichomoniasis does cause symptoms, they can range from mild irritation to severe inflammation. ‘Trich’ can cause genital inflammation, making it easier to get HIV

Read more about Trichomoniasis here.

Check Yo Self!

Every day, more than 1 million STIs are contracted in the United States in men and women ages 15-49.

A majority of them are asymptomatic, meaning they show no symptoms. 

It’s time to get tested.

  • Testing available for women and men, performed by a licensed medical professional.
  • If you test positive for an STD that is treatable medically, you will be prescribed the appropriate medication.
  • We will answer your questions and follow up with you on your treatment plan.
  • Our charges for STD testing are among some of the lowest in the Phoenix area.

Call Today to Schedule an STD Test

Choices offers affordable $35 STD testing, performed by a licensed medical professional.