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Communicating STI News to a Partner

Why Should I Tell My Partner?  First off, notifying a partner about a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) is essential for maintaining trust within the relationship. Honesty and open communication are fundamental to any successful partnership. Sharing this sensitive information demonstrates respect and consideration for one’s partner’s health and well-being. Early disclosure allows for timely medical […]

The Impact of STI Testing

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) (historically referred to as STDs)  are more prevalent than many think and if left undetected and untreated, can have severe consequences. Regular STI testing ensures early identification of any infections, enabling prompt medical intervention and preventing further transmission.  Consistent STI testing helps individuals take control of their sexual health. Many STIs […]

When Should I Get Tested For STDs?

Being sexually active puts you at risk for becoming infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD).  In most cases, young people and gay and bisexual men are the main demographic of those at risk of getting infected.   Many don’t get tested for STD because regular visits to the doctor don’t occur, they might be embarrassed […]

STD Rates Continue to Rise in Oregon: Why You Should Get Tested

The Oregon Health Authority recently reported a shocking statistic: Sexually transmitted diseases make up two thirds of all reported diseases in Oregon state. Even more troubling, those numbers are on the rise. The most common STD reported today is chlamydia, which also continues to be Oregon’s most commonly reported disease overall. Physicians have also seen an unexpected […]

FAQs From People Who Think They Have an STD

Let’s face it. Thinking you might have an STD is scary. With just 29% of primary care doctors available to patients after-hours, you may panic at the thought of waiting to be tested. Luckily for you, there are more options available, such as urgent care services, that can test you when your doctor cannot. Here […]

STDs on the Rise, CDC Blames Online Dating

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recently reported that STDs are on the rise for the first time since 2006. They have seen rises in three sexually transmitted diseases: chlamydia, gonorrhea,and syphilis. The biggest hike was in syphilis, which was up 15% since 2013. Costing the U.S. $16 billion annually, young people between the […]

Why Urgent Care Should Be Your Choice for Fast STD Testing

Testing for STDs is becoming more convenient as the years go on and technology evolves. For those seeking test results quickly, fast STD testing is available in more ways than one. Many urgent care facilities offer fast STD testing and have hours that are more convenient to patients than their primary care physician. While 29% […]

How Urgent Cares Can Offer Less Stressful STD Testing

After years of public notices and sex education classes, most people now understand the importance of sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing. However, this doesn’t make it any less nerve racking when waiting to hear results. Even getting in to see the doctor can end up being a painfully long and tense experience. When it comes […]