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STI Testing

STI Testing


In both males and females there is a prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and associated risk factors among populations of drug abusers.  The signs and symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) can often be mild, making them easy to overlook or are often confused with a urinary tract infection. Symptoms vary for each individual and in many cases, there are not any signs or symptoms at all. It is important to test so that infections aren’t unknowingly spread.

Risk Factors:
•    Unprotected vaginal, oral, or rectal sex, or sex with a partner who has          gonorrhea
•    Multiple sexual partners
•    A new sexual partner
•    A past history of sexually transmitted infections
•    Drug Abusers

Trichomonas vaginalis (Tv)
Trichomoniasis is a very common sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is caused by an infection with a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis.

Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Ng)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae is an infection caused by a sexually transmitted bacterial pathogen. Gonorrhea most often affects the urethra, rectum, or throat. In females, gonorrhea can also infect the cervix.

Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct)
Chlamydia trachomatis is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria.

Mycoplasma genitalium (Mg)
Mycoplasma genitalium is an emerging sexually transmitted pathogen implicated in urethritis in men and several inflammatory reproductive tract syndromes in women including cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and infertility


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