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Kumukahi Health + Wellness offers free and confidential testing to help you keep track of your sexual health. Its as easy as a finger prick and sample collection!

THINGS TO CONSIDER

What are my risk factors?

Am I experiencing symptoms?

Am I within the window period for testing?

Do I know the effects of leaving untreated?

Information about STI's

Read below for some general information about the STI's we test for. All information is consistent with released information from the CDC. Please note that the widow periods listed are only for the type of tests that we offer as other tests may detect the STI in a different time frame. For more information about the listed STI's below or other STI's please visit the CDC website at cdc.gov/std or contact us.

STI
Symptoms
Transmission
Effects of leaving untreated
Chlamydia
Window period
The test will detect in about 1 week from exposure.
  • Symptoms may show up several weeks after exposure.

  • Most people will not experience symptoms.

  • Burning or pain when you urinate.

  • Need to urinate more often.

  • Women:

    • Discharge from the vagina.​

    • Bleeding from the vagina between periods.

    • Pain in the abdomen, sometimes with fever and nausea.

  • Men:​

    • Watery, white drip from the penis.​

    • Swollen or tender testicles.

  • Spread during vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has chlamydia.

  • You can catch it in only one or multiple areas of the body. 

  • You can give chlamydia to your sexual partner(s).

  • It can lead to more serious infections, causing reproductive organs to become damaged.

  • Can lead to arthritis.

  • May no longer be able to have children.

  • A mother with chlamydia can give it to her baby during childbirth or give both too early.

HCV
Hepatitis C
Window period
The test will detect in about 2-6 months from exposure.
  • Most people do not have symptoms.

  • Feeling very tired.

  • Fever.

  • Joint Pain.

  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice).

  • No appetite.

  • Dark urine, light colored stools.

  • Nausea, stomach pain, vomiting.

  • Exposure to blood of someone who has Hep C.

  • Can be passed from mother to baby (not common).

  • Can be passed between partners during sex (not common).

  • Blood transfusions conducted before 1991.

  • There is treatment and most people are cured in 8-12 weeks.

  • If left untreated, people who have chronic hep C may get:

    • Cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver.

    • Liver cancer.

    • Cronic liver disease. 

Gonorrhea
Window period
The test will detect in about 1 week from exposure.
  • Symptoms may show up 1-14 days after exposure.

  • Most people will not experience symptoms.

  • Burning or pain when you urinate or have a bowel movement.

  • Need to urinate more often.

  • Women:

    • Thick yellow or gray discharge from the vagina.​

    • Abnormal periods or bleeding between periods.

    • Cramps or pain in the lower abdomen.

  • Men:​

    • Thick yellow or greenish drip from the penis.​

    • Swollen or tender testicles.

  • Spread during vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has gonorrhea.

  • You can catch it in only one or multiple areas of the body. 

  • You can give chlamydia to your sexual partner(s).

  • It can lead to more serious infections, causing reproductive organs to become damaged.

  • Can cause heart trouble, skin disease, arthritis, and blindness.

  • May no longer be able to have children.

  • A mother with gonorrhea can give it to her baby in the womb or during childbirth.

 
 
 
 
 
Syphilis
Window period
The test will detect in about 1-3 months from exposure.
  • 1 STage:

    • Symptoms show up 1-12 weeks after exposure.​

    • Usually, painless sore or sores on the mouth or sex organs.

    • Sore(s) last 2-6 weeks.

    • Sore(s) goes away but you still have syphilis.

  • 2nd Stage:

    • Symptoms show up as the sore(s) heals or after.

    • A rash anywhere on the body.

    • Flu-like symptoms.

    • Rash and flu-like symptoms go away, but you still have syphilis. 

  • Spread during vaginal, anal, or oral sex, and sometimes by genital touching, with someone who has syphilis.

  • You can give syphilis to your sexual partner(s).

  • A mother with syphilis can give it to her baby during pregnancy or have a miscarriage.

  • Can cause heart disease, brain damage, blindness, and death.

  • There is treatment, dosage, and length of treatment depends on what stage you are in.

HIV
Window period
The test will detect in about 1-2 months from exposure.
  • Symptoms may show up weeks, months, or years after contact with HIV. 

  • Can be present for years without showing symptoms.

  • Unexplained weight loss or tiredness.

  • Flu-like symptoms that do not go away.

  • Diarrhea.

  • White spots in the mouth.

  • (Women) yeast infections that do not go away.

  • During vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has HIV.

  • Sharing needles to inject drugs or any other reason outside of a medical setting.

  • Direct contact with infected blood.

  • Can be passed from mother to baby.

  • You can give HIV to your sex partner(s) or someone that you share a needle with.

  • If left untreated, it can cause AIDS, illness, and death.

  • HIV cannot be cured, but medication can help control it.

  • A mother with HIV can give it to her baby in the womb, during birth, or during breastfeeding. Medication can stop the transfer from mother to baby.

If you have any questions please contact us by phone or leave us a message on our contact us form.