We know you know getting tested is important

But did you know that there were 1.7 million cases of chlamydia, 555,608 cases of gonorrhea, and 30,644 cases of syphilis in the U.S. in 2017?

If left untreated, some STIs can cause*:

  • Increased risk of giving or getting HIV
  • Inability to get pregnant or pregnancy complications
  • Long-term pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Cancer

3,500,000+ STIs diagnosed since January 1st, 2020

What else should I know?

  • Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STI
  • Gonorrhea can infect the throat, genitals, and rectum
  • Trichomoniasis infection can increase the risk of getting other STIs
  • Syphilis can spread to the brain and nervous system if left untreated
  • HIV can be treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART)
  • HPV will infect nearly all sexually active people at some point in their lives

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All information is sourced from the CDC unless otherwise cited.