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Wellness for Washington Women

The Low Down on Sexually Transmitted Infections

Wednesday, August 29, 2018



Allison Crawford, RN

These are some common misconceptions we hear during appointments:

I would know if I had an STI, right?

I’ve always used condoms so there’s no way I could be infected.

My partner would definitely tell me if they tested positive.

Sexually transmitted infections (STI) can be spread during sexual contact (vaginal, anal, oral sex) and infection rates are on the rise in Washington state. According to the latest report released by the Washington State Department of Health, “Chlamydia is the most commonly reported” and “the rates are highest in 20 to 24-year-old women”.

Let’s go through those common misconceptions:

At 3W Medical, we are here to set the record straight by providing the latest evidence-based treatment information and make testing affordable and available to everyone who needs it. We know early detection and treatment can prevent future reproductive health problems, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, chronic pelvic pain and infertility. Our hope is that we can help men and women receive the testing they need in a confidential and safe setting at a minimal cost.

Sources:

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Newsroom/2018NewsReleases/18076STDRatesWANewsReleaseFinal

https://www.kingcounty.gov/~/media/depts/health/communicable-diseases/documents/hivstd/STD-Report-4Q-2017.ashx?la=en

https://www.getthefacts.health.wa.gov.au/



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