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STD Testing Brookline MA

Local resource for STD Testing in Brookline. Find addresses and phone numbers of business and services that provide access to STD Testing in Brookline, MA.

MassGeneral Hospital for Children Back Bay, Boston Evening Medical Center
(617) 267-7171
388 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MASSACHUSETTS
Type
Clinic
Services
STD Testing
Languages
Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Spanish
Hours
Mon., Wed., Fri., 8:30am-5pm; Tues., Thurs., 8:30am-8:30pm.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Infectious Diseases
(617) 632-7706
110 Francis St Ste GB
Boston, MASSACHUSETTS
Type
Hospital
Services
STD Testing
Languages
English
Eligible
Services for clients only.
Hours
Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm.

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Greater Boston Center
(617) 616-1600
1055 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MASSACHUSETTS
Type
Clinic
Services
Conventional Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, Rapid Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, STD Testing, Free HIV Testing Services
Languages
Spanish
Hours
Mon., 9am-7pm; Tues.-Fri., 7:30am-7pm.; Sat., 7:30am-2pm.

Toll Free Phone #:800-258-4448

Cambridge Health Alliance, Windsor Street Health Clinic
(617) 665-3600
119 Windsor St
Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS
Type
Clinic
Services
Conventional Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, STD Testing
Languages
French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Spanish
Eligible
HIV testing for clients only.
Hours
Mon., Thurs., 8:30am-7pm; Wed., 10am-7pm; Tues., Fri., 8:30am-5pm. Dental svcs: Sat., 9:30am-1pm.

Brookside Community Health Center
(617) 522-4700
3297 Washington St
Jamaica Plain, MASSACHUSETTS
Type
Clinic
Services
Conventional Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, STD Testing
Languages
Spanish
Hours
Mon., Tues., Thurs., 8am-7pm; Wed., 9:30am-7pm; Fri., 8am-5pm; Sat., 8:30am-12noon.

Whittier Street Health Center
(617) 427-1000
1125 Tremont St
Roxbury Crossing, MASSACHUSETTS
Type
Clinic
Services
Conventional Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, STD Testing
Languages
Spanish
Hours
Mon.-Fri., 9am-8pm; Sat., 9am-4pm.

Joseph M Smith Community Health Center
(617) 783-0500
287 Western Ave
Allston, MASSACHUSETTS
Type
Clinic
Services
Conventional Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, STD Testing
Languages
Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese
Eligible
Registered clients only.
Hours
Mon., Wed., Fri., 8:30am-5pm; Tues., Thurs., 8:30am-9pm; Sat., 9am-1pm.

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center
(617) 983-4100
640 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MASSACHUSETTS
Type
Clinic
Services
Conventional Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, STD Testing
Languages
Spanish
Hours
Mon.-Thurs., 8:30am-7pm.

Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
(617) 522-8110
170 Morton St
Jamaica Plain, MASSACHUSETTS
Type
Hospital
Services
Conventional Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, STD Testing
Languages
Spanish
Hours
24 hrs.

Concilio Hispano Incorporated, Health Programs, Substance Abuse Program
(617) 661-9406
105 Windsor St Ste 3
Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS
Type
Community Based Organization
Services
STD Testing
Languages
Spanish
Hours
Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm.

STD's That Cause Infertility

STD's That Cause Infertility

An untreated sexually transmitted disease (STD) can have devastating effects on your fertility. Unfortunately, some STD's have no noticeable symptoms for some women, so you may not even realize that you have an STD until it's too late. Some STD's that cause infertility spread even with the use of a condom or other protective barrier, so practicing safer sex often is not enough.

Chlamydia, gonorrhea and genital herpes can cause scarring in your fallopian tubes, which can prevent you from conceiving. While gonorrhea and chlamydia are treated with antibiotics and will go away, herpes will be with you for a lifetime. You might have very few outbreaks of genital sores if properly managed with medication, but the disease is still present and contagious.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) can lead to infertility in women, and also has no cure. Your immune system will reduce it to a very low level, and it may cause no problems at all. It will, however, be in your system for the rest of your life.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a complication that arises from chlamydia and gonorrhea, and 40% of women who are not treated for their STD will develop this condition. PID also leads to infertility, or an ectopic pregnancy, where the fertilized egg begins to grow in the fallopian tubes rather than in the uterus. This condition leads to a miscarriage, but in severe cases it can cause death to a pregnant woman.

If you're sexually active, you should be getting tested for STD's by your doctor each year when you go for your physical exam. STD's like chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes and HPV are usually detected with a Pap test, while HIV/AIDS will show in a blood screening.
It's important that you see your doctor before you plan on becoming pregnant, so you can undergo STD testing. If you have an active STD, your doctor may be able to treat it with antibiotics, and if it's a lifelong condition such as herpes or HIV/AIDS, he or she ...

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