Sexually Transmitted Infection Rates in Atlanta

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Georgia ranks among the highest in the United States in Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) rates:

  • 3rd most gonorrhea cases
  • 4th most primary and secondary syphilis cases
  • 5th most chlamydia cases
  • Highest HIV infection rate in the United States

This data highlights the importance of getting tested for STIs and seeking proper medical treatment if you’re infected. The Women’s Clinic of Atlanta offers STI testing and treatment at affordable prices, with the goal of reducing the high STI rates throughout our state. Many people with an STI don’t even know they are infected, but the infection can still be spread. We strongly recommend you be tested before engaging in sexual activity with a new partner to prevent the spread of STIs.

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Common STI Symptoms

STIs can be spread from any form of sexual activity involving contact with genital areas or infected body fluids. Some common STIs include:

  • Chlamydia
  • Genital herpes
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis B
  • HPV
  • Syphilis

Each of these STIs carries a number of symptoms, many of which aren’t always obvious. It’s important to seek treatment if you suspect you are infected to avoid lifelong health complications including infertility, organ damage, or in some cases, even death. In pregnant women, some STIs can lead to miscarriage, stillbirths, and premature delivery. Some STI symptoms to watch out for include:

  • Bleeding between periods
  • Discharge from the penis or vagina
  • Fever
  • Itching or irritation in the genitals
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Painful bowel movements
  • Painful intercourse
  • Painful urination
  • Rash
  • Swollen lymph glands
  • Testicular pain

All services are confidential as allowable by state law.