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  • STI Testing & Treatment

  • STI Testing & Treatment

We provide confidential testing for a variety of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs.) We can also counsel patients on risk reduction behaviors and what to do if you have a positive test. Most STIs are curable if diagnosed early. Some patients do not seek treatment because they don’t have symptoms, don’t recognize the symptoms, or are too embarrassed to seek treatment. But when left untreated, you can pass the STI to someone else or other, more complicated, health problems can arise.

Getting tested is the first step to taking control of your sexual and physical health. We are the premiere STI clinic in north Alabama and we want to be here for you!

We Test and treat

  • Chlamydia A common bacterial STI that can infect men or women. Symptoms are usually mild but can result in complications later. Untreated chlamydia infections can progress into pelvic inflammatory disease in women. It is transmitted through vaginal, anal, or oral sex or from an infected mother to her baby during childbirth. Chlamydia can be treated and cured with antibiotics.

  • Gonorrhea A bacterial STI sometimes called “the clap.” Gonorrhea can infect the urinary tract, vagina, rectum or the throat. Some people who get the disease display no symptoms. But when symptoms are present, they can include vaginal or penile discharge or bleeding, painful urination, anal itching or painful bowel movements, blood or mucus in the feces, or a sore throat. Gonorrhea is transmitted through unprotected oral, vaginal, or anal sex. The infection is treatable with antibiotics.

  • Herpes Genital herpes is a common STI that is caused by a virus. Most people who carry the virus don’t have symptoms, but even without symptoms, the virus can be spread to sexual partners. There is no cure, but medicine is available to shorten the duration of outbreaks.

  • HIV At our STI clinic, we can provide a free, quick-result HIV test for anyone who requests one. Should you test positive with that test, we will make arrangements for you to have a confirmatory test done in our primary care clinic and work with you from there to manage the results.

  • Syphilis An STI caused by bacteria that enters the body through skin during sex or close physical contact with an infected person. The first symptom is a red, painless ulcer – a chancre – on the penis or just inside the vagina or rectum. The chancre will emit a clear fluid for 3 to 8 weeks and then heal, but you are still able to infect others. Secondary or tertiary syphilis happens after the bacteria spreads throughout the body. Symptoms then include fever, joint pain, fatigue, enlarged lymph nodes, eye issues, or a copper-colored rash on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Eventually, the disease can attack the brain or heart and be fatal. Syphilis is treatable with antibiotics if diagnosed early.

  • Urinary tract issues Infections of the urinary tract can also cause pain, irritation, and itching. Usually treated with antibiotics.

  • Vaginitis A medical term that refers to any type inflammation or infection of the vagina. There can be multiple causes but it is treatable.

Huntsville: Wellness Clinic
Make an Appointment

256-382-5696

Open Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - noon

Location

600 St. Clair Avenue SW
Building 7 Suite 18
Huntsville, AL 35801

Florence
Make an Appointment

256-764-0492

Open Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed for Lunch Noon - 1 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - noon

Location

112 S. Pine Street
Suite 202
Florence, AL 35630

Albertville
Make an Appointment

256-660-5127

Open Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed for Lunch Noon - 1 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - noon

Location

201 E. McKinney Avenue
Suite A
Albertville, AL 35950

Welcoming New Patients

We provide primary care for patients with or without health insurance.
Bring your insurance cards if you have them plus your last two pay stubs or documentation of income.

Insured? Pay your normal co-pay.
Uninsured? Pay based on a sliding fee scale in relation to your income.
Clinic Locations
Huntsville
600 St. Clair Avenue SW
Building 3
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-536-4700
Huntsville: Wellness Clinic
600 St. Clair Avenue SW
Building 7 Suite 18
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-382-5696
Florence
112 S. Pine Street SW
Suite 202
Florence, AL 35630
256-764-0492
Albertville
201 E. McKinney Avenue
Suite A
Albertville, AL 35950
256-660-5127
Our Mission
Thrive Alabama empowers our patients to create a healthy community by providing compassionate, accessible, affordable, comprehensive care.

Holiday Closings

Jan 1: New Year's Day
Jan 21: Martin Luther King
April 19: Good Friday
May 27: Memorial Day
July 4: Independence Day
Sept 2: Labor Day
Nov 28-29: Thanksgiving
Dec 24-25: Christmas

If you have a medical emergency after clinic hours, call 911 immediately or go to nearest emergency room.
Si nuestra oficina está cerrada y tiene una emergencia llame al 911 o vaya a su sala de emergencias local.

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