An estimated 1 in 5 Americans has a sexually transmitted disease (STD), and some may not even know it. To reduce your risk for complications and for spreading the disease to your partner, Cali Quick Urgent Care offers discreet, in-office STD testing. Brittany Glenn, DO, and the team also customize treatment plans using antibiotics and antiviral medications. If you have unprotected sex and need STD testing, call the office in Laguna Niguel, California, to schedule an appointment, or book a visit online today.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that you contract through vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an infected person.
Because you can have an STD without any symptoms until the condition progresses, the team at Cali Quick Urgent Care offers on-site STD testing services. They recommend that anyone who is sexually active receives regular STD screenings, especially if you have unprotected sex or engage in sex with multiple partners.
Some common STDs include:
If left undiagnosed and untreated, STDs can cause long-term health issues and infertility. You can also unknowingly spread the disease to others.
The team at Cali Quick Urgent Care can determine which STD tests you need based on your existing health, your lifestyle, and your sexual history. Testing may involve:
If you have visible sores in your mouth or on your skin, the team can take a sample of fluid or skin cells for further evaluation under a microscope.
Based on the results of your testing, the providers can create a treatment plan to clear the infection and reduce your risk of spreading it to others.
Treatment for STDs typically involves medications. The providers at Cali Quick Urgent Care can prescribe the medications based on the type of infection you have.
If you have bacterial infections like syphilis, gonorrhea, or chlamydia, you may need a course of antibiotics to clear it. It’s important that you take all of your medicine to ensure the infection goes away completely. You also need to avoid sexual activity until seven days after your treatment ends.
Viral infections like herpes and HIV require antiviral medications. However, even with this treatment, you may still be able to spread the disease to others. It’s important that you follow your doctor’s recommendations and use condoms every time you have sex to prevent the infection from spreading.
The team at Cali Quick Urgent Care can also provide resources to help you contact recent sexual partners about also getting tested for STDs.
To schedule confidential STD testing, call Cali Quick Urgent Care or book a consultation online today.