Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) aren’t easy to talk about, but they’re a major public health concern that can cause permanent long-term issues if they go untreated. Confidential STD testing is among the many services offered at Carolina Urgent Care in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The professional medical team can help identify diseases in the earliest stages so your treatment can begin quickly. Call, book an appointment online, or come by the clinic today.
STDs are spread through sexual contact that can cause few or no symptoms until they progress to more serious stages. They can pass from person to person through vaginal, oral, and anal sex. If you’re sexually active with multiple partners, or with someone who has multiple partners, or have sex without the use of a condom, you’re at risk.
The most common STDs include:
To prevent the spread of STDs and other health complications, you need medical treatment, which Carolina Urgent Care can provide.
You should have regular STD testing if you’re sexually active or if you develop symptoms.
Signs of an STD include:
Also, if you notice any changes in the way your genitals appear or feel, you should get STD testing at Carolina Urgent Care.
Though talking about STDs and undergoing testing can make you feel awkward or embarrassed, the compassionate and caring team at Carolina Urgent Care helps you feel relaxed and comfortable during your confidential STD testing.
Your testing may involve a:
Your provider might also need to take a mouth swab or do a blood test to rule out certain infections.
Your provider at Carolina Urgent Care talks to you about steps you can take to protect your health, including safe sex practices. The team can also speak to you about your test results and provide an effective treatment plan for you.
Though you can expect a full recovery from bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infection, there aren’t cures for viral STDs like HIV and HPV, but they can be controlled with prescription medications.
To learn more about STDs and being tested for them, call the friendly staff at Carolina Urgent Care or book a visit online today. Or, you can walk into the clinic for an appointment.