About our STI testing.
Getting tested is important. Did you know you can have an STI without even knowing in? In many cases, there aren't any symptoms. Our clinic provides confidential STI testing for: chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, syphilis and hepatitis.
This service is open to anyone in the North Simcoe community at no cost.
Important points to keep in mind.
Health professionals typically recommend having a routine screening test for certain STIs if you have a high risk for infection. For example, you're at high risk if you're younger than 25 and sexually active, or if you've had more than one partner in the past year. Some STI tests are recommended for people who are pregnant whether or not they have a high risk for infection.
Some STIs don't cause symptoms, or they can cause symptoms that go away. So unless you have a test, you may not know that you have an STI.
STI testing can help find an infection early. If you know that you have an infection, you can get treatment and prevent spreading it to others.
Left untreated, some STIs can lead to serious problems. For example, infertility or if a pregnant person has an STI when during birth, the newborn may have the infection.