Sexually Transmitted Infections

We are a welcoming health center serving all genders, ages, and sexual preferences in a supportive environment, with medical excellence. It is our passion to honor, respect, and advocate for the right of everyone to maintain freedom and choices regarding their own sexual health in Portsmouth New Hampshire. Diagnosis, treatment and individual counseling are provided in a safe and confidential environment.

Now offering Gardasil 9!

Gardasil 9 is a vaccine for adults up to age 45 that helps protect against cervical cancer, vaginal cancer, vulvar cancer, anal cancer, and genital warts, caused by 9 types of HPV . https://www.gardasil9.com/adults/

HPV (short for human papillomavirus) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can affect both men and women. There are many types of HPV, but certain types can cause the majority of anal cancer in both men and women, and cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancer in women. Other types can cause genital warts in both men and women.

What STI tests should I have done?

  • All adults and adolescents from ages 13 to 64 should be tested at least once for HIV.
  • All sexually active women younger than 25 years should be tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia every year. Women 25 years and older with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners or a sex partner who has an STI should also be tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia every year.
  • All pregnant women should be tested for syphilis, HIV, and hepatitis B starting early in pregnancy. At-risk pregnant women should also be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea starting early in pregnancy. Testing should be repeated as needed to protect the health of mothers and their infants.
  • All sexually active gay and bisexual men should be tested at least once a year for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. Those who have multiple or anonymous partners should be tested more frequently for STIs (i.e., at 3- to 6-month intervals).
  • Sexually active gay and bisexual men may benefit from more frequent HIV testing (e.g., every 3 to 6 months).
  • Anyone who has unsafe sex or shares injection drug equipment should get tested for HIV at least once a year.

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