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STI Clinic

STIs (sexually transmitted infection) can develop after sexual intercourse. Examples of STIs include HIV, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, chlamydia, and many other forms. Symptoms vary but can include:

  • Itching/burning around genitals
  • Painful or frequent urination
  • Discharge from the penis
  • Abnormal fatigue
  • Painful bowel movements
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Can STIs be treated or cured?
Treatments can vary but STIs caused by bacteria or parasites (such as gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia) can be cured by antibiotics. STIs caused by viruses (such as HIV or herpes) can be kept in check by antiviral medicine; however, you will still carry the virus and can spread it, though the risk is lower.
How do I get tested for an STI?
If you think you are at risk for or believe you might have an STI, you can get tested at a doctor’s office, health clinic, or an urgent care center. Tests can include taking blood or urine samples, or fluid samples from sores.
Where can I get help near me?
PA Thrive now offers a clinic dedicated to STI care, treatment, and education. Services include:
• Confidential STI testing
• Telehealth consultations available
• Medications
• Referral services

STI services are available on Tuesdays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM at our Erie office and on select Mondays at our New Castle office from 9:30AM to 2:00PM. We test for HIV, hepatitis B and C, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomonas.

Call 833-444-8435 for appointments in the following counties:


Most insurance is accepted; services are free to those who qualify. Please ask our staff for details.

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