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STI Testing

It’s an unfortunate fact that if you’re sexually active, you’ve likely been exposed to an STI. You may be thinking about getting tested, but, let’s be real—it can feel embarrassing. However, you should never feel ashamed for taking charge of your health! 


Here are 3 reasons why you need to get tested for STIs. 

1. Not All STIs Have Symptoms

Many people don’t even realize they have an STI because they don’t experience any symptoms. For example, up to 75% of women with chlamydia are asymptomatic[1]. It’s very easy for infections to go unnoticed until a partner is diagnosed or if complications arise later on[2]. 

2. They’re More Common Than You Think

STIs are quite common, especially among young people. In 2020 alone, more than half of reported STD cases were among teenagers and young adults from ages 15–24[4]. The CDC estimates that 1 in 5 people has an STI[5]. If you’re sexually active, there’s a chance you’ve been exposed to an STI at some point, whether you realize it or not.

3. They Can be Transmitted Through Different Forms of Contact

If you’ve never had vaginal intercourse, you may think you’re safe from STIs. However, some STIs can be spread through other forms of contact, such as anal sex, oral sex, or kissing.


It’s worth getting tested even if you haven’t had any intimate sexual contact with your partner. This will help prevent any infections from spreading further and allow you both to get the care you need!

Free STI Testing in Blairsville, GA

Looking for STI testing? Look no further than GMPC Medical! We offer free chlamydia and gonorrhea testing for women and men. If your results are positive, we will refer you to your doctor for treatment.


Get the confidential and compassionate care you deserve. To schedule your appointment, call (706) 745-0051 or text (706) 403-1017!


  1. Patel, C. G., Trivedi, S., & Tao, G. (2018, September). The Proportion of Young Women Tested for Chlamydia Who Had Urogenital Symptoms in Physician Offices. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Retrieved from  

  2. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2021, September 21). Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Mayo Clinic. Retrieved from 

  3. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2022, October 21). Early HIV diagnosis and treatment important for better long-term health outcomes. National Institutes of Health. Retrieved from 

  4. National Overview of STDs, 2020. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2022, April 12). Retrieved from 

  5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021, February 18). Sexually Transmitted Infections Prevalence, Incidence, and Cost Estimates in the United States. Retrieved from

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