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What should I do?

Get treated right away.   Most STIs can be cured if you get help right away.  Don't have sex again until you and your partner have finished your treatment.  When you start having sex again, always use a condom.  Using CondomEnglish | Spanish | Language translation

Should I get tested? Condom wallet card

Sexually Transmitted Infections:  Getting Tested  English | Spanish |
Language translation   You should get tested if:

  • Someone you have sex with has signs or symptoms of an STI.
  • You had sex with someone new and did not use a condom.
  • You are having sex with more than one person without using a condom.
  • You suspect that someone you are having sex with is having sex with someone else.

What happens if I don’t get tested and treated?


If you have an STI and leave it untreated:

  • You could spread it to other people, even your unborn baby.
  • You could end up not being able to have children later on.
  • You may have a higher chance of getting HIV.
  • You could have long term health problems, including liver problems and cancer.

Some STIs, like HIV, can even cause death if left untreated.
Getting tested and treated can help prevent all that.

Note: The information provided on this website is for general information only. It is not intended to be taken as medical advice. Ask your Family PACT provider for the information that you need to make good healthy choices.