Getting tested for an STD is one of the best things you can do for not only your sexual health, but for your overall health. Failing to address any symptoms or an infection can leave you with a much more serious condition later in life, so it is important to take action right away.
STDs affect about one in five Americans every year, so it is necessary to have an easy way to get tested. That is why we offer STD testing at AFC Urgent Care Monroe Road. We promise to see you quickly and get you on the path to wellness as soon as possible.
How Do STDs Spread?
STDs are contracted through unprotected sexual encounters. If you are sexually active, it is important to get tested frequently to catch any issues early. Sometimes STDs don’t cause any symptoms, so you could be spreading around a dangerous STD without even knowing it. Testing protects you, but it also protects your partner as well.
At AFC Urgent Care Monroe Road, we offer a quick and convenient testing option for over 20 different kinds of STDs. The quicker you come to see us, the faster we can get you relief. Below are a few STDs that we commonly test for.
STD Testing at AFC Urgent Care Monroe Road
Is It Dangerous to Ignore STD Symptoms?
It certainly can be! While there are some mild STD cases that will resolve on their own, you never want to take that risk since ignoring certain STDs can lead to your eventual infertility, difficulty maintaining a pregnancy and bladder control problems. Don’t let that happen to you just because you don’t want to get tested.
We fully understand that discussing your sexual health can make you nervous or anxious, which is why we promise to treat you with respect. STD treatment is part of our promise to care for all of our patients, and your case will be no different.
Stopping the Spread of STDs
- Get tested frequently.
- Use a condom during sexual contact.
- Always communicate diagnoses with partners.
- Get vaccinated for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and HPV.
Are you concerned that you contracted an STD? Come get tested at AFC Urgent Care Monroe Road today.