It’s estimated that by age 25, half of all sexually active adults contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD), but most people don’t get tested. If you have concerns about an STD, Browlyn Marquez MSN, FNP-C, APN, and the team at Live Urgent Care, which has locations in Princeton, Bellmawr, Somerset, Morris Plains, and Sayreville, New Jersey, offer confidential, nonjudgmental STD testing. Call the nearest office, walk-in during normal business hours, or request an appointment online to schedule your STD testing today.
STDs refer to infectious diseases that are passed from person to person through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex. There are many different types of STDs, including:
Anyone who is sexually active can get an STD. If not treated, an STD can lead to more health complications. STDs are especially problematic for women and, if left untreated, may lead to organ damage and increase the risk of infertility or certain types of cancer. Although condoms offer protection against many STDs, they may not protect you from all types.
If you’re sexually active, you should get tested for STDs, whether you’re straight, gay, married, or single. It’s especially important to get tested if you have more than one sexual partner or you or your partner has an STD.
You should also schedule an STD test if you’re experiencing symptoms that may indicate that something is wrong, such as:
STDs don’t always cause symptoms, so you shouldn’t wait until symptoms develop to get tested if you have concerns about an infection.
Your provider at Live Urgent Care provides compassionate care when you come in with concerns about an STD. To determine the best STD test for you, your specialist reviews your sexual and medical history and symptoms, if you have any. Your specialist also conducts a physical exam.
Your STD testing may include a blood or urine test based on the results of your examination.
After your STD testing, your specialist at Live Urgent Care provides you with a general time frame on when you can expect your results and contacts you when they’re available.
If your STD test comes back positive, the Live Urgent Care team can provide 24/7 care to help clear up or manage your STD. Bacterial and parasitic STDs, such as chlamydia or trichomoniasis, can be treated and cured with antibiotics. However, viral STDs, such as HPV and HIV, can’t be cured, but you can get treatment to manage your symptoms.
To schedule your STD test, call Live Urgent Care, or book an appointment online today.