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Our Chlamydia and Gonorrhea tests check for the existence of these sexually-transmitted diseases by locating their bacteriums in patients. All Chlamydia and Gonorrhea tests.
Our Epididymitis screen helps patients determine if they currently have an inflamed epididymis, which is the tube through which sperm passes at the back of each testicle.
Our variety of Hepatitis B tests indicate whether or not a patient has been exposed to the Hepatitis B virus, and can also calculate the stage of a Hepatitis B infection. All Hepatitis B tests.
Our numerous Hepatitis C tests can both detect the presence, and gauge the seriousness, of Hepatitis C in patients who may have contracted the virus. All Hepatitis C tests.
Our Herpes tests identify the presence of both Type 1 and Type 2 viruses in patients. All Herpes tests.
Our HIV tests check for the presence of HIV-1 and HIV-2. Early detection results are available to those who may have recently been exposed.
Our Syphilis test discovers the presence of the Treponema pallidum bacterium, which is an indication of a Syphilis infection in a patient.
Our STD Urinary Tract Infection Panel determines if Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are present in a patient, as well as giving a complete urinalysis profile.
Our Ultimate STD Panel gives patients a comprehensive overview of their general health, also testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Herpes, HIV and Syphilis.
Our Ultimate Viral STD Panel comprehensively determines a patient’s general health status, as well as testing for viral STDs which include Hepatitis B, Herpes, HIV, and Hepatitis C.
Our Deluxe STD Panel determines the existence of the most common STDs, including Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, HIV and Syphilis.
*Please note: All abnormal or positive test results should be further evaluated by your physician.
What are Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) ?
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from one person to another by sexual contact. Sexual contact includes vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse, oral-genital contact, skin-to-skin contact in the genital area, kissing, and the use of sex toys, such as vibrators. The diseases usually affect the genital area including the penis or vagina.Examples of STDs are:
- Hepatitis B or C
Key facts about STDs are:
- STDs affect men and women of all backgrounds and economic levels. They are most common in people younger than 25 years of age.
- The number of people affected by STDs is rising. Sexually active people today are more likely to have many sex partners during their lives, putting them at a higher risk for STDs.
- STDs may not cause symptoms. A person who is infected may not know it and may give the infection to a sex partner.
- STDs cause more severe health problems for women, such as death from a tubal pregnancy and cancer of the cervix.
- STDs can spread from a pregnant mother to her newborn baby and cause serious problems or death.
- When diagnosed and treated early, many STDs can be cured. Some STDs caused by viruses, such as herpes, HIV, and genital warts, have no cure, but many treatments are available to lessen or avoid complications.
How Do STDs Occur?
Bacteria, viruses, and parasites cause STDs. They are usually passed between partners during sexual intercourse and other sexual contact. You can have an STD without knowing it. This means that you could infect your partner before you know you have an STD.
How Can I Help Prevent STDs?
The best way to prevent STDs is to avoid sexual contact. This includes not having vaginal sex, anal sex, or oral sex. If you are sexually active, here are some steps you should take to reduce your risk of becoming infected with a STD:
- Delay having sexual relations as long as possible. The younger you are when you begin having sex, the more likely it is that you will develop an STD.
- Have just 1 sexual partner who you know does not have an infection and is not sexually active with anyone else.
- Practice safe sex. Always use latex or polyurethane condoms during any sexual contact. Using condoms reduces the risk of infection for some STDs but does not provide full protection against genital warts, syphilis, and herpes. Do not reuse condoms.
If you are sexually active, have regular checkups for STDs, especially if you are having sex with a new partner. If you think you might have an STD or may have been exposed to an STD, stop sexual activity and get a medical exam.Some possible symptoms of STDs are:
- Burning or pain when urinating
- Strange smelling discharge from the vagina or penis
- Itching, burning, or pain around the vagina, penis, or rectum
- Rashes, sores, blisters, or growths around the vagina, penis, or rectum.
Do not be embarrassed or afraid to seek care or ask for information. STD checks are a part of routine care at most medical offices and clinics. Remember that early diagnosis and treatment can prevent complications and keep you from spreading the disease to your partner. You can get more information and treatment from your health care provider, the health department, a family planning clinic, or an STD clinic.
How often should I get an STD test?
There is no set time limit for when a person should get an STD test. Your healthcare provider might recommend one or more tests based on your sexual history and exposure to known infectious partners. Most doctors recommend that you get an STD test once a year.
What is STD testing?
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing is usually a blood or urine test done to check for STDs. Common examples include:
These are spread by exchanging body fluids, including blood, semen, and vaginal secretions.
How is STD testing done?
STD testing is done in two ways:
1. A physical exam
2. An STD test
A physical exam looks for changes in the skin, glands, and genital area. As opposed to this, the STD test involves screening your blood or urine for signs of an infection, which are simple accurate ways to test for STDs.
What are the symptoms of an STD?
STD symptoms vary depending on the type of infection; some possible symptoms of STDs are:
- Burning or pain when urinating
- Unusual discharge from the vagina or penis
- Itching, burning or pain around the vagina, penis or rectum
What do I need to do to prepare for an STD test?
STD tests require no preparation. You can take one as soon as you are experiencing symptoms or on a routine visit.
Do I need to visit a doctor?
Nope. You don't need a doctor's visit to get a test with us.
How do I get my results?
You'll get your results via email as soon as they are available. We will notify you via SMS as well. You can also see them at any time in the future right in your dashboard where you can easily share them with your professional and compare them side by side with future tests.
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