Fort Wayne STD TestingSTD Risks- Many STD infections can be present in the body without signs or symptoms. According to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, an estimated 20 million people contract such sexually transmitted diseases as chlamydia, human papillomavirus, genital herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV/AIDS every year. Those 18 to 24 years old account for nearly half the cases diagnosed in the United States annually.2 In addition, the CDC reports that untreated sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), a serious condition in women. 1 in 8 women with a history of PID experience difficulties getting pregnant. PID can be prevented. A Hope Center provides free testing for two STDs prevalent in Fort Wayne, Allen County, and northeast Indiana: chlamydia and gonorrhea. These tests are provided only for women who present themselves for a free pregnancy test at any of our centers. For more information about other common STDs and the threats they pose, please review the following pages: · HPV (Human Papillomavirus) · Herpes · Syphilis · HIV/AIDS To learn more about the help A Hope Center can provide you in assessing your risks please review our page on sexual risk peer counseling. Call 260-422-3544 or text us confidentially at 224-585-3544 for an appointment. Remember … You are welcome here. You are safe here. You will find help here.