In 2021, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there are 2.5 million new STD infections in the United States alone, and over half of new infections (53% in 2020) were in individuals between 15-24 years of age.
The truth is that if you are sexually active (vaginal, oral, and/or anal), you are at risk of acquiring and/or passing on an STD, whether or not you or your partner are presenting with symptoms. Many STDs are asymptomatic, so the only way to find out for sure if you have one is to be tested on a regular basis. Untreated STDs can lead to long-term complications, such as infertility in young women (for untreated chlamydia and gonorrhea) and a higher risk of acquiring HIV.
If you’re sexually active, it is recommended that you are screened with each new sexual partner. Alpha Center in Fort Collins offers routine STD screening and treatment at no cost to you.
What to Expect During your STD Screening Appointment
Alpha Center strives to provide our patients with the best possible care. You can expect your appointment to last approximately 45 minutes. Our nurses provide screening for the following:
Appointments are required. To schedule, please call 970.239.2272.
STD Treatment at Alpha Center
Alpha Center provides treatment for Chlamydia. For other positive test results, we will provide a referral for further evaluation and treatment. It is our priority to ensure you are getting the healthcare you need when faced with an STD diagnosis.
If you are sexually active, get screened for STDs at Alpha Center in Fort Collins. Our nurses provide STD screening and select treatment at no cost to you.
To learn more about our STD screening and treatment, call 970-239-2272.
For more information, please see:
- CDC Fact Sheet: Information for Teens & Young Adults
- CDC: STI Prevalence, Incidence and Cost Estimates in the United States
- CDC: Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, 2020