Here Are 4 Types of STDs That Walking Urgent Care Can Test For
At Walking Urgent Care, we want every aspect of your health to be healthy, including your sexual health. Although sometimes awkward or humorous to discuss publicly, sexual health is a very important thing. If you don’t take care of your sexual components, then you can catch some really nasty things that, although manageable, are annoying and unsightly.
You’ve probably heard about them, but do you actually know what an STD is? Sexually transmitted diseases, often shortened to STDs, are infections that are spread between people through sexual contact or intercourse. STDs are caused by bacteria, parasites, and viruses. The only way to be sure that you have an STD is to get tested by a medical professional. If you are a sexually active individual, then you should be tested for STDs regularly, even if you do not display symptoms.
Accurate STD Testing in Coral Springs
It is essential you do not ignore your sexual health, which is why Walking Urgent Care offers STD Testing for Walk-In patients! If you live in the Coral Springs area and need HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) or STD testing, the team at Walking Urgent Clinic can help. Our facility is open seven days a week, including evening hours, making a stop-by easy and convenient. No appointments are necessary to visit our clinic, where the family team of Dr. Patricia Bierut-Daren and her husband, Robert Daren, PA-C, work diligently to help diagnose and treat any infections or diseases from which you may be suffering. We can test for a wide variety of STDs, including Chlamydia, HIV, Gonorrhea, Herpes, and more.
If you are a sexually active individual, then you should be tested for chlamydia annually, or at least once a year. In most cases, a urine sample can help medical professionals discover if someone has chlamydia, though a swab may be necessary in some cases. If you have had anal or oral sex, then inform your doctor so that they can test for chlamydia in those areas as well. asymptomatic
HIV testing is typically performed via a blood test. Anyone can get HIV, but gay and bisexual men and people with multiple partners are at a higher risk for HIV. Walking Urgent Care recommends any sexually active individuals to be tested annually, although those with a higher risk may want to consider getting tested more often.
Walking Urgent Care also recommends any sexually active individuals to be tested annually for gonorrhea. Gonorrhea testing is performed via urine or a swab of the area being tested. You can also have gonorrhea of the throat or anus, so be sure to alert your doctor if you have engaged in oral or anal sex.
Blood tests can be helpful in detecting previous infections, but unfortunately, these tests are not always accurate. At the present moment, screenings for genital herpes are underdeveloped. Without actually seeing the sores, it can be difficult to assess if you have herpes. To make the matter more complex, there are two types of herpes. Type 1 is commonly known as a cold sore, though cold sores can also transfer to the genitals. Type 2 refers to the form of herpes that is initially found on the genitals. Ultimately, the method of testing will depend on whether or not sores are immediately visible.
If you’re a sexually active individual, Walking Urgent Care recommends getting an annual STD test for various STDs, especially if you have been with multiple partners recently. Walking Urgent Care is proud to be the premier Walk-In Medical Clinic in Coral Springs! We’re here to ensure that every aspect of you is healthy. Conveniently located at 10308 W Sample Rd Coral Springs, FL 33065, Walking Urgent Care is open seven days a week! Visit our office to see how you can benefit from our medical services. Contact the medical professionals at Walking Urgent Care, Inc. today by calling (954) 755-4880 or visiting our “Contact Us” page. We can’t wait to get you to feeling better!