Because many women don’t show symptoms with some STDs, they may not know they need treatment.
It’s estimated that as many as one in five Americans has genital herpes, but up to 90 percent are unaware that they have it.
If you don’t want to talk with the police now, and you are 18 years or older, you can still have a medical forensic exam.
Any evidence collected is stored for two years to give you time to figure out what you want to do. SAFE (7233) or contact us via chat, to talk with hotline staff about crisis support, safety planning, local resources, medical care, legal advocacy and counseling.
To talk confidentially with someone about your options, call our 24/7 SAFEline 512.267.
SAFE (7233) or chat with us at safeaustin.org/chat . Everything is confidential and free of charge at SAFE.
Your exam will be provided by a qualified nurse who will meet with you before the exam to discuss the process.