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STD Testing Specialist

Center for Women's Health -  - OB-GYN

Center for Women's Health

OB-GYNs located in Castle Rock, CO

Nearly 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections occur in the United States every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Center for Women’s Health provides education-centered, nonjudgmental care to help you prevent infection and treat one if it occurs. Call or schedule an appointment to learn more about treatment options for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

STD Testing Q&A

What are STDs?

STDs transfer from an infected to an uninfected person through sexual contact or other means. 20 million Americans contract a sexually-transmitted infection every year in the US. Chlamydia is the most common STD and it may be silent. At Center for Women’s Health, we are experienced in managing STDs.

Other STD infections may or may not cause uncomfortable symptoms. These signs of an STD can include the following:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge or bleeding
  • Burning or painful urination
  • Fever
  • Painful sex
  • A rash on your genitals, abdomen, legs, or hands
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Who should get tested for an STD?

Anyone who engages in sexual activity, including oral sex, is at risk of contracting STDs. Approximately 100 million Americans have an STD, according to the New York State Department of Health.

Testing can determine if you have an STD, and you’re at a higher risk if you answer yes to any of the following questions:

  • Do you have unprotected sex?
  • Are you a victim of sexual violence?
  • Do you abuse drugs or alcohol?
  • Have you had more than one sexual partner?
  • Have you previously contracted an STD?
  • Are you between the ages of 15 and 24?
  • Do you or your partner use prescription erectile dysfunction meds?

You never have to wait for an appointment to get STD testing at Center for Women’s Health. You receive immediate STD screening in a nonjudgmental environment with treatments that focus on education and helping you regain optimal health.

How are STDs treated?

At Center for Women’s Health tReatment for many STDs starts with a simple blood, urine, or bodily fluid test. Those with an STD diagnosis may receive medication, such as antibiotics or antiviral drugs.

Vaccines can prevent certain STDs, such as hepatitis B and specific strains of HPV, the human papillomavirus. Do you suspect you have an STD but don’t notice any symptoms? Your doctor at Center for Women’s Health can use tests to determine if an infection is present.

Learn more about STD screening and treatment at the Center for Women’s Health. Call or schedule an appointment online today.