Let’s Talk Sexual Health!

Sexual health is defined by the World Health Organization(WHO) as a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity.

Learn about the STI(s) we test for at Cares!

Frequently Asked Questions about STI Testing at Cares

A lot of the times STI’s will be accompanied with itching, burning, discharge and foul odors. If you have symptoms as such it could indicate an STI. Often times we find that no symptoms are present so its important to test anyway to avoid developing possible symptoms and get treated.

STI results can range from anywhere from 4 to 7  business days. We received faxed reports from the Michigan state lab. We can email or mail you these results after we notify you over the phone.

We offer free testing for HIV, Chlamydia, Syphilis, and Gonorrhea. You can schedule online here.

We do not test for trichomoniasis but we do recommend you visit your preferred physician or the local health dept.

Herpes can be a little difficult to test for unless you are experiencing active sore symptoms. Usually a doctor will swab the sore and make a diagnosis based of that. Because there are so many types of herpes out there its hard for it unless you are experiencing symptoms.

Absolutely. The only way to be sure that treatment for a sexually transmitted infection(STI) is effective, is to test again. Due to most window periods, we recommend waiting 4 weeks after treatment to test again. Refrain from sexual activity during this time.