STD tests can be customized for your needs and any symptoms you may have. Some of the most commonly performed STD tests are:
You can also get tested for other, less common, STDs if needed by consulting with your doctor at Medical Access.
How often you need an STD screening depends on each person. Factors in your testing schedule include your age, your history, your sexual activity, and your STD risk factors, along with other individual factors as determined by your care provider. Some general guidelines include:
Your provider will discuss all of your risk factors with you to determine how often you need routine STD screening. Regular screenings are separate from as-needed tests that you should get if you have STD symptoms.
One of the main reasons that STDs spread so quickly is that many sufferers have no idea they have an STD, so they pass it to others without knowing. Many STDs just don't have obvious symptoms, at least in their early phases. But, when STDs do have symptoms, you may notice the following things.
If you have one or more of these symptoms, get in touch with your provider at Medical Access right away. STD tests, which are typically simple blood and urine tests, can often identify the cause of your symptoms right away.
If you have an STD, your care provider can prescribe effective treatment promptly. Many STDs are treated with large-dose antibiotics, but in other cases, you may need other drugs or treatment solutions.
Use the online scheduler or call the Medical Access office nearest you to book your appointment now.