STD Testing and Treatment

Beginning Monday, June 1st, CHOICES will resume regular business hours in our Woodland Park and Cripple Creek offices.
Woodland Park - Monday through Thursday, 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Cripple Creek - Monday through Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

COVID-19 NOTICE: - CHOICES will be following the COVID-19 screening protocol before you may enter the building. Please provide your own mask. Please call 719-587-1200 in Woodland Park, and 719-351-4491 in Cripple Creek, from the parking lot to begin the screening process. No one over the age or 65, a minor dependent under the age of 16, or anyone with a compromising health condition will be allowed into the facility.

Baby Supplies: Please call 719-687-1200 in Woodland Park and 719-351-4491 in Cripple Creek, tell us your need and we will bring the items to your car.
For all other questions please call 719-502-1501.

STDs and STIs

STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) and STIs (sexually transmitted infections) are more common than you may think. Some are dangerous and can lead to infertility and other problems that can last a lifetime without treatment. Some STDs/STIs have no symptoms but can be causing permanent damage internally. If you are sexually active, you could be at risk. If you think you may have an STD/STI, come in and see us.

We provide free and confidential STD testing and treatment for the most common STDs. 

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is an infection caused by a kind of bacteria that is passed during sexual contact. It can infect the penis, vagina, cervix, anus, urethra, eye, or throat.

What are the Symptoms of Chlamydia?

Not everyone who has Chlamydia has symptoms, which is why is has been referred to as a “silent” infection. Most people are not aware that they have the infection — especially women.

If you do get chlamydia symptoms, they may begin in as little as 5 to 10 days after exposure.

Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Burning feeling during urination.
  • Discharge from the penis or vagina.
  • Pain in the lower abdomen.
  • Painful sexual intercourse in women.
  • Pain in the testicles in men.

If you have any of these symptoms and are sexually active, make an appointment today as Chlamydia can have long term effects that could result in damage to a woman’s reproductive organs and infertility.

What is Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is an infection caused by a kind of bacteria that is passed during sexual contact. It can infect the penis, vagina, cervix, anus, urethra, or throat. Sometimes it is called “the clap” or “the drip.”

What are the Symptoms of Gonorrhea?

Not everyone who has Gonorrhea has symptoms. When symptoms do occur, it is often within 2 to 5 days after exposure and can take up to 30 days to develop.

Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Painful or burning sensation when urinating.
  • Increased vaginal discharge.
  • Redness and swelling of the genitals.
  • Vaginal bleeding between periods.

If untreated Gonorrhea can lead to a great risk of ectopic pregnancy and infertility.

We do STD/STI testing and treatment in Woodland Park and only on Thursdays for now.

Please do not hesitate to text us with your questions. 719-664-3201

 

Nervous about your appointment? Click the link below and we will walk you through what to expect.

CHOICES STI CLINIC_WEBSITE_What You Can Expect

 

References
http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/default.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/std/default.htm

 

 

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