Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) spread through sexual contact even if neither you nor your partner ever get symptoms. At WHASN Meadows, which has multiple offices in and around Las Vegas, Nevada, a team of experienced gynecologists provides thorough STD testing for sexually active individuals. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office or book online today.
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing is screening for infections that spread through sexual contact. It’s a misconception that all STDs are incurable, but you still might hesitate to get STD testing when you need it if you’re anxious to see the results. Your providers at WHASN Meadows explain your results in detail and let you know your next steps.
You should consider getting regular STD testing at WHASN Meadows if you’re sexually active. It’s especially important to get tested if you’re entering a new relationship, you’re stopping the use of condoms with your partner, you’ve had multiple sexual partners, or you have symptoms consistent with STDs.
In many cases, STDs either cause no symptoms or remain symptomless for some time after you’re initially infected. An undetected STD can cause complications and can spread to your sexual partners, so regular testing is a must for anyone sexually active.
There are various tests for all the common STDs. Some of them come from viruses and others come from bacteria. The results of your test can tell you if you’re infected or rule out the possibility of infection. Your providers let you know which STD tests you should get based on your circumstances.
The experts at WHASN Meadows provide STD testing for:
There are some conditions that are not STDs but cause similar symptoms, like a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. If you have one of these conditions, your providers at WHASN Meadows can direct you to the treatment you need to alleviate symptoms.
There are a few different testing methods for STDs. Your providers might use:
For a blood test, your provider draws a small sample of blood from a blood vessel in your arm. They send the sample to a lab for testing, and your results are soon available.
Urinalysis is a test of a sample of urine. You must provide the sample in a private room at the office, catching it in a sterile cup your provider gives you. You can discreetly place the sample in a small window when you’re done. Like the blood test, your urine is tested in a lab for STDs.
A swab test involves a swab sample directly from a sore, your cervix, the inside of your vagina, or the inside of your urethra.
Schedule your next STD testing appointment by calling WHASN Meadows or by booking an appointment online today.