There’s a lot of misinformation out there about sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center want to put that right.

Here are 4 facts about STIs—all of which double as good reasons to get tested. If you’re 10-22 years old and live near NYC, you can get free, confidential STI testing and treatment at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. Call (212) 423-3000 to make an appointment, or just drop by. You’ll be welcome.

Take charge of your sexual health. Know your status. Get tested.

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center is located in New York City. It provides comprehensive, confidential, integrated, judgment-free health care at no charge to over 10,000 young people every year. This column is not intended to provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to any other individual, only general information for education purposes only.