Sexually Transmitted Infections Testing/Treatment

Sexually Transmitted Infections Testing/Treatment


Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI), Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and HIV Testing at UNH

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All testing is confidential. Pricing varies, depending on what sexually transmitted infections (STIs) testing our health care provider recommends. HIV testing is also available. We can bill your health insurance plan or you can pay by cash, personal check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or Cat's Cache. 

Make an appointment to get tested for STDs, STIs and HIV at UNH

CALL (603) 862-2856 TO SPEAK WITH A NURSE AND/OR MAKE AN APPOINTMENT 



Chlamydia

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STI in the U.S. Over 1 million cases are reported each year. The highest proportion of cases is among women aged 15 to 24. Condoms available at UNH Health Services

  • Bacterial infection of the genitals, anus or throat
  • Obtained through vaginal, oral or anal sex 

SYMPTOMS 

  • Often there are no symptoms
  • Females may experience vaginal discharge that is discolored or yellow-green, bleeding (not their period), and/or burning and pain during urination
  • Males may experience discharge or pain during urination, and/or burning or itching around the opening of the penis

Gonorrhea

An estimated 700,000 people in the U.S. get gonorrhea each year. The highest rates are among women aged 15 to 24 and men aged 20 to 24.
 
  • Bacterial infection of the genitals, anus or throat
  • Obtained through vaginal, oral or anal sex 

SYMPTOMS 

  • Most infected people have no symptoms
  • For those who do, gonorrhea can cause a burning sensation while urinating, abnormal white, green, and/or yellowish vaginal or penile discharge
  • Females may experience abnormal vaginal bleeding and/or pelvic pain
  • Males may experience painful or swollen testicles

HPV

More than 50% of sexually active people will get HPV at some point in their lives. An estimated 6 million new cases occur each year, with at least 20 million people already infected.

  • Viral infection with over 40 types that can infect the genitals, anus, or throat. Some types of HPV can cause warts and cancer.
  • Obtained through vaginal, oral, or anal sex or during skin-to-skin sexual contact

SYMPTOMS 

  • Most infected people have no symptoms
  • Some HPV types can cause genital warts - small bumps in and around the genitals (vagina, vulva, penis, testicals, and anus, etc.) If they do occur, warts may appear within weeks or months of having sex with an infected partner. 
  • Cancer-causing HPV types do not cause symptoms until the cancer is advanced. 
HPV VACCINE 
  • Health Services offers the HPV vaccine, click here to learn more. 

Hepatitis B (HBV)

An estimated 38,000 people are infected with HBV each year (most of which are acquired through sex). Up to 1.4 million people are already infected with chronic HBV.Viral infection affecting the liver. 
  • HBV can be acute, mild illness lasting for a short time or chronic, a serious life-long illness 
  • Obtained through vaginal, oral or anal sex; through childbirth if the baby does not get vaccinated against HBV; sharing contaminated needles or razors; exposure to the blood, bodily fluids (such as cum) or saliva of an infected person

SYMPTOMS 

  • Many people don't have symptoms, especially adults. 
  • People may experience tiredness, aches, nausea & vomiting, loss of appetite, darkening of urine, tenderness in the stomach, or yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes (called jaundice)

Hepatitis C (HCV)

An estimated 3.2 million persons are chronically infected with HCV in the United States. There are an estimated an estimated 17,000 new Hepatitis C virus infections each year.
  • Contagious liver disease that can range from mild illness to a serious, life-long condition
  • HCV is spread when infected blood enters the body of someone who is not infected. Today, most infections occur through sharing needles or other drug equipment. It can be transmitted sexually, but the risk is not high. Obtained through vaginal, oral, or anal sex or during skin-to-skin sexual contact.

SYMPTOMS 

  • Often there are no symptoms

Herpes

At least 50 million people are already infected with herpes, or about one in six people. An estimated 1 million new infections occur each year.
  • Viral infection of the genital areas, it can also infect the mouth and lips 
  • Obtained through vaginal, oral or anal sex or during skin-to-skin sexual contact 

SYMPTOMS 

  • Most people have no symptoms
  • Herpes 1 typically causes cold sores and fever blisters in or around the mouth
  • Herpes 2 typically causes genital sores or blisters
  • Both Herpes 1 and 2 can cause sores in either area
  • A herpes outbreak can start as red bumps and then turn into painful blisters or sores. During the first outbreak , it can also lead to flu-like symptoms (such as a fever, headaches, and swollen glands)

Trich

There are an estimated 3.7 million people in the U.S. infected with Trich. 
  • Parasite infection of the genitals 
  • Obtained through vaginal sex

SYMPTOMS 

  • Often there are no symptoms
  • Females may may notice a frothy, smelly, yellowish-green vaginal discharge, and/or genital area discomfort
  • Males may temporarily have a discharge from the penis, slight burning after urination or ejaculation, and/or an irritation in the penis

HIV

About 50,000 new infections occur each year, with an estimated 1.2 million people already living with HIV.
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) weakens the immune system and eventually causes AIDS if left untreated
  • Obtained through vaginal, oral or anal sex, sharing contaminated needles and from mother-to-child during pregnancy or breast-feeding

SYMPTOMS 

  • Many people who are infected with HIV do not have any symptoms and feel healthy
  • Symptoms don’t usually develop until a person’s immune system has been weakened
  • Symptoms people experience are usually related to infections and cancers, due to a weakened immune system
 

Syphilis 

There are about 36,000 new cases of syphilis reported each year. 
  • Infection caused by bacteria that can spread throughout the body
  • Obtained through vaginal, oral or anal sex, kissing if there is a lesion (sore) on the mouth

SYMPTOMS 

  • Symptoms vary based on the course of infection—beginning with a single, painless sore (called a chancre) on the genitals, anus, or mouth. 
  • Other symptoms may appear up to 6 months after the first sore has disappeared, including a rash. However, there may be no noticeable symptoms until syphilis has progressed to more serious problems. 
Nearly half of all new STD cases occur in people aged 15 to 24. Photo of concerned young woman.
If you are sexually active, using condoms consistently and correctly, from start to finish, is one of the best ways to help prevent STIs. Condoms are the ONLY method that protects sexually active people from both STIs and pregnancy.

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