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Sexually Transmitted Infections

We are a welcoming health center serving all genders, ages, and sexualities 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.

STI Testing at The Lovering Health Center

Who?
All sexually active people should routinely be tested for STIs. Routinely testing for sexually transmitted infections not only protects yourself but also protects others from contracting an infection. Many STIs present asymptomatically, meaning that a person can have an STI without any symptoms.

When?
All sexually active individuals should be tested for STIs at least once a year. Ideally, individuals with multiple partners should be tested each time they have a new partner.

What?
Routine STI testing typically includes chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV. However, our clinical staff will determine which tests make the most sense for you based on your sexual history and risk factors. Please note, the CDC does not recommend testing for herpes without symptoms. If you are concerned about herpes exposure, feel free to discuss your concern with the clinical staff during your visit. All adults and adolescents from ages 13 to 64 should be tested at least once in their lifetime for HIV.

Cost
We accept Medicaid and most private insurance carriers. We also offer an income-based sliding scale for those without insurance or those who have concerns about confidentiality. While making your appointment, a Lovering staff member can provide an estimated quote for your visit. Please note that this quote may change based on clinical recommendations, but we are always transparent about all costs during your visit.

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