How it works: When you get sick, there are usually symptoms- runny nose, fever, aches and pains, that kind of thing- that let you know something is wrong. Many sexually transmitted infections (STIs, aka sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs) don’t have symptoms at all, which means that you could be infected and not even know it! An estimated 20 million people a year are infected with STIs, but many of them aren’t even aware of the infection because they don’t see or feel any symptoms. The only way to know for sure is to get tested.
What to expect: Every first Friday of the month we have a free walk-in clinic at Matrix East on Mezzanine Drive where you can show up (without making an appointment) between 1:00 and 4:00 and get tested for free. After checking in and filling out some forms, one of our medical staff members will administer the test.