Your Sexual Health
Sometimes, the most uncomfortable doctors visits are the most important ones. Your local NeuMed Modern Urgent Care Clinic offer testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as treatment.
“Although a lot of people are hesitant and embarrassed to discuss their sexual health, STD testing is an extremely important part of any sexually active person’s medical care.” said Dr. Akash Bhagat, lead physician at NeuMed Modern Urgent Care + IV Therapy. “At NeuMed, privacy and respect is at the top of our healthcare principles. Together, we can help determine what types of STD tests are appropriate for you.”
STD Testing & Treatment
We provide comprehensive urgent care services for STDs such as:
- Rapid HIV
- Hepatitis B and C
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), STD testing and treatment can help prevent the spread of STDs, and the CDC recommends all adults and adolescents ages 13 to 64 be tested at least once for HIV.
Some STD testing recommendations from the CDC include:
- Syphilis, HIV, chlamydia, and hepatitis B screening for all pregnant women, and gonorrhea screening for at-risk pregnant women starting early in pregnancy, with repeat testing as needed, to protect the health of mothers and their infants.
- Anyone who has unprotected sex or shares injection drug equipment should get tested for HIV at least once a year. Sexually active gay and bisexual men may benefit from more frequent testing (e.g., every 3 to 6 months).
- Annual chlamydia screening of all sexually active women younger than 25 years, as well as older women with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners, or a sex partner who has a sexually transmitted infection.
Early symptoms of STDs and HIV
Below is a list of the most common early symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms below, we do encourage you to stop by a NeuMed Urgent Care Clinic for discreet testing and treatment.
STD Symptons in Women
In women, symptoms of common STDs may include pain or burning during urination, abnormal vaginal discharge, bloody vaginal discharge, pain in the abdomen, spotting, itching, blisters, fever, swollen glands, open sores, and warts. Some STDs, like chlamydia and gonorrhea, cause no symptoms. If your sexual partner has been diagnosed with an STD, testing yourself is vital to prevent complications such as infertility and certain types of cancer.
STD Symptons in Men
Men with STDs may experience discharge from the urethra, pain during urination, inflammation of the testicles or prostate, fever, or sores. Untreated STDs put you at risk for organ failure, infertility, and even brain damage. If you have an STD, your sexual partners are at risk of transmission, so the only way to protect them is to refrain from sexual activity until diagnosis and treatment are completed.
Get checked for STDs
Early detection and treatment are critical for protecting yourself and your sexual partners.
Everyone can agree that STDs are not a fun topic, and bringing it up with your sexual partner can be pretty uncomfortable. Even still, if you’re having sex, both you and your partner should be proactive about protecting yourself and keeping yourselves healthy.
Visit a NeuMed Urgent Care Clinic to get tested. Your provider will conduct a physical exam and collect the necessary samples. If you have an STD, your provider can treat you. Do not wait until your symptoms are severe.
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