If you are sexually active, especially with multiple partners, it is important to get tested for STDs.
Sometimes, you may have an STD and may not even know it as some types don’t have any signs or symptoms.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are infections that are passed from one individual to another through sexual contact. The contact is usually vaginal, oral, and anal sex. But sometimes they can spread through other intimate physical contact. This is because some STDs, like herpes and HPV, are spread by skin-to-skin contact.
STDs can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
Most STDs affect both men and women, but in many cases, the health problems they cause can be more severe for women. If a pregnant woman has an STD, it can cause serious health problems for the baby.
If you are sexually active, you should talk to your health care provider about your risk for STDs and whether you need to be tested. This is especially important since many STDs do not usually cause symptoms.
Some STDs may be diagnosed during a physical exam or through microscopic examination of a sore or fluid swabbed from the vagina, penis, or anus. Blood tests can diagnose other types of STDs.
Antibiotics can treat STDs caused by bacteria or parasites. There is no cure for STDs caused by viruses, but medicines can often help with the symptoms and lower your risk of spreading the infection.
Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces but does not eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading STDs. The most reliable way to avoid infection is to not have anal, vaginal, or oral sex.
There are vaccines to prevent HPV and hepatitis B.
Types of STD Testing We Offer:
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea STD Tests
- Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
- Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Trich Test (Female)
- Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Trich Test (Male)
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Hepatitis STD Tests
- Hepatitis B Core Antibody (IgM)
- Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Total
- Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Immunity, Quantitative
- Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Qualitative
- Hepatitis B Virus DNA, Quantitative, Real-Time PCR
- Hepatitis C
- Hepatitis Panel
- Hepatitis Titer Test
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Other STD Tests
- Comprehensive STD package (Female)
- Comprehensive STD package (Male)
- Essential STD Panel
- Ultimate STD Panel
- MMR Titers
- Titers – Basic
- HIV – 1⁄2 Antigen and Antibodies, Fourth Generation, with Reflexes
- Herpes 1 & 2 IgM and IgG Panel
- Prenatal Basic Panel
- Standard STD Panel
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To learn more about our STD Testing, please contact us today.