With more than 20 types of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), it’s important to watch for symptoms and test quickly if you’ve been exposed. At Healthy Therapeutics Medical Practice, the professional, compassionate, and efficient providers offer STD. Click the online scheduler or call the office nearest you to book your testing appointment now.
STD testing checks for infections that you can acquire through sexual contact. Blood, urine, and saliva tests can detect STDs.
STD testing can identify even the earliest signs of infection, which allows people with STDs to get treatment before the infection causes potentially permanent complications like infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and cervical cancer.
There are more than 20 types of STDs, including common forms, such as:
Although STD testing primarily checks for infections passed through sex, some STDs are also passed in other ways. For example, hepatitis B is also passed through shared needles. A pregnant woman can pass diseases, including gonorrhea, herpes, hepatitis B, and chlamydia, to her baby during birth.
All sexually active people should consider STD testing as recommended by their health care provider. At Healthy Therapeutics Medical Practice, experienced providers can recommend the tests you need based on factors like age, sexual history, and risk factors.
If you currently have more than one sexual partner, have a new partner, share drug needles, or engage in other risky behaviors, you may need STD testing at least once a year. You should also schedule STD testing if you experience symptoms of an STD.
Certain STD symptoms can sometimes be similar to those of urinary tract infections (UTIs) or other issues. But, in general, some common symptoms are:
Remember that not all STDs cause symptoms right away, so you should always have STD testing if you have sexual contact with anyone with an active infection.
After STD testing, Healthy Therapeutics Medical Practice contacts you as soon as results are available. If you have an STD, your provider recommends the most effective treatment plan.
Fortunately, most STDs respond to medicine. Antibiotics are effective for bacterial and parasitic STDs. While viral STDs don’t respond to antibiotics, there are medications to alleviate symptoms and lessen the chances of spreading the infection to others.
Schedule your STD testing appointment by calling Healthy Therapeutics Medical Practice or clicking on the online booking link now.