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STI Testing & Treatment

Common STI symptoms and when you should get tested.

Common STI Symptoms

One of the most common side effects of an STI is no symptoms at all. Other common symptoms can include:

  • Clear, white, greenish, or yellowish discharge

  • Strong vaginal odor

  • Itching or irritation involving the penis or vagina

  • Pain during sexual intercourse

  • Painful urination


If you've had sex or a change of partners, it's time to get tested. Oral, anal, or vaginal sex (even while using a barrier/condom) always carries the risks of STIs. If you need more information on the types of STIs or avoiding sexually transmitted diseases or infections, contact us today. 

When Should I Get Tested?

At a minimum, the CDC recommends all sexually active women schedule an annual chlamydia and gonorrhea screening. You also need to get tested if:


  • ​You've recently had unprotected sex

  • You've had a change in partners

  • You have experienced itching or burning in your pelvic area

  • You have scheduled an abortion

You may need to get tested even if you have no symptoms or consistently use a condom or barrier method. Having an STI during a surgical abortion can increase your risk of infection or PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), so it is important to be tested.

Mosaic Health provides STI testing and treatment in Granite City and Fairview Heights, IL. Contact us today. All appointments and results are confidential.

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