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STD Testing Fort Smith AR

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

Sebastian Co. Health Unit
(870) 452-8600
3112 S. 70th Street
FORT SMITH, AR
Hours
Mon, Wed, Fri (1pm-4pm)

Fort Smith Fights AIDS Incorporated
(479) 452-1616
5111 Rogers Ave,Central Mall Ste 432
Fort Smith, ARKANSAS
Type
AIDS Service Organization
Services
Conventional Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, STD Testing, Free HIV Testing Services
Languages
Spanish
Hours
Mon.-Fri., 8am-12noon and 1pm-4pm. HIV Testing: Mon.-Thurs., 9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm.

Toll Free Phone #:800-523-4330

Little River Co. Health Unit
(870) 898-3831
6 Health Building
Ashdown, AR
Hours
Mon-Fri (8am-4:30pm)

Cleburne County Health Unit
(870) 362-2548
315 West Spring
FLORAL, AR
Hours
Mon-Fri (8am-4:30pm)

Desha County Health Unit
(870) 382-2377
Highway 65 South
Dumas, AR
Hours
Mon-Fri (8am-4:30pm)

Crawford Co. Health Unit
(870) 474-6391
105 Pointer Trail West
Van Buren, AR
Hours
Mon-Fri (8am-4:30pm)

Arkansas Department of Health, Northwest Public Health Region, Sebastian County Health Unit
(479) 452-8600
3112 S 70th St
Fort Smith, ARKANSAS
Type
Public Health Department/Social Services Department
Services
Conventional Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, STD Testing
Languages
Spanish
Hours
Mon.-Fri., 8am-4:30pm.

North Little Rock Health Dept.
(501) 758-1540
2800 Willow Street
North Little Rock, AR
Hours
Mon-Fri (8am-4:30pm)

Lincoln Co. Health Unit
(870) 628-5121
W. Wiley Street
Star City, AR
Hours
Mon-Fri (8am-4:30pm)

Columbia County Health Unit
(870) 234-4696
200 W. Calhoun, P.O. Box 177
Magnolia, AR
Hours
Mon-Fri (8am-4:30pm)

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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