More than half of all people will have an STI at some point in their lifetime.
There are many sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis.. The signs and symptoms of STIs can vary from no symptoms to potentially life-There are many sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis. The signs and symptoms of STIs can vary from no symptoms to potentially life-threatening. STIs can also increase your risk of getting HIV. If diagnosed, STIs can be treated or cured.
Symptoms of STIs can include:
- Pain or burning when you pee
- Stomach pain
- Vaginal or penile discharge
- Pain during sex
- Thick, cloudy, or bloody fluid from the penis or vagina
- Abnormal menstrual bleeding
- Pain when pooping
- Itching around the butt or rectum
- Throat pain
- CDC Guidelines
- CDC STI Prevention
STI Services are provided by multiple Clinics and Programs. See some below:
- Confidential STI testing (HIV, chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, hepatitis C) is offered Wednesday and Thursday 12:30-4:30 pm, and Friday 8 am-12 pm at 180 Corliss Street through the STI Clinic at The Miriam Hospital. Please contact the office for more information. – Things to know: appointments are now required. Patients can be seen in the clinic with or without health insurance. Most patients can utilize the financial assistance program to cover the cost of the visit, treatment, and co-pays. For questions or to schedule an appointment, please call 401-793-4715.
- Open Door Health at 7 Central St. Providence, RI 02907, Please call to make an appointment and to access Walk-in services at 401-648-4700. The clinic hours are Monday 10 am-7 pm, Tuesday-Friday 8 am – 5 pm. Visit https://odhpvd.org/ to learn more.
- Testing 1-2-3 is a program created by the Rhode Island Department of Health to help Rhode Islanders get tested for HIV and other STIs. – Get tested in three easy steps: 1. Complete an online form, 2. Go to the lab of your choice, 3. Get results and follow up.