Many people think that contracting an STD/STI could never happen to them. If you are sexually active with others who have had other sexual partners, you are at risk for STDs and STIs. It’s more common than you may think.
Did you know that one in two Americans will have contracted an STI? In 2019 there were 2.5 million reported cases of STI Diagnosis in Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis.
What’s the Difference Between an STD and an STI?
An STD is a sexually transmitted disease, while an STI is a sexually transmitted infection. Sexually transmitted diseases initially begin as sexually transmitted infections. Infections occur when the sexually transmitted bacteria or virus enters the body and begins multiplying.
After the sexually transmitted bacteria or viruses have entered the body, the infection could progress into a disease. At Crossroads Women’s Center, we test and treat for two of the most common STIs—Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.