STD Testing and Treatment
According to the American Sexual Health Association, one in two sexually active persons will contract an STI by age 25.
There is nothing to be ashamed of and we encourage all our patents to get checked so if you do have a STD you can start treatment as soon as possible.
If you suspect you may have an STD, please make an appointment for an STD check. You can also request to get checked at your yearly well-woman exam. The test is a blood test and your results typically take about 2 weeks to come back.
Different kinds of STD's and their treatments
- Human Papillomavirus Infection (HPV)- A very common infection that may cause warts in various parts of the body, depending on the strain. There is no true cure for HPV, but a vaccine is available to help prevent it. Other treatment options focus on removing invected cells.
- Genital Herpes: A common sexually transmitted infection marked by genital pain and sores. There is no cure, but medication is used to manage outbreaks.
- Chlamydia: This is a very common STD that is cured with antibiotics. Please note that you may display no symptoms
- Gonorrhea: This is another common STD that is cured with antibiotics. If left untreated gonorrhea can cause infertility.
- HIV/AIDS: HIV causes AIDS and interferes with the body's ability to fight infections. There is no cure for HIV/AIDS, but it can be managed with medications.
- Syphilis: A bacterial infection usually spread by sexual contact that starts as a painless sore and is cured by penicillin. While this STD is no longer prevalent, it’s important to note that left untreated it can be deadly.
Please call our office at (940) 723-8151 to scheulde an appointment or if you have any questions.