STD Testing Specialist
RevaMed Primary Care Associates
Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Boyton Beach, Boca Raton, & Greenacres, FL
STDs can have serious ramifications for your health. The issue is that many come with minimal or no symptoms. Regular STD testing helps you protect your health and informs you about your status so you can be a responsible sexual partner. At RevaMed Primary Care Associates in Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, and Greenacres, Florida, the team offers discreet, comfortable STD testing. To learn more, call your nearest office today.
STD Testing Q & A
What is STD testing?
STD testing is a tool RevaMed Associates uses to check you for any sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
The knowledgeable, caring team at RevaMed Associates talks with you about which type of STD testing is right for you depending on your age, sex, and lifestyle choices. Once you choose the right tests for your body, they let you know exactly what to expect.
STD testing varies depending on the type of test you’re receiving. Some simply require a urine sample, a cheek sample, or a physical exam. If a blood test or tissue sample is required, your RevaMed Associates health care provider talks with you about the test beforehand and ensures you’re comfortable during testing.
Should I get an STD test?
If you’re sexually active and have never had an STD test before, schedule yours at RevaMed Associates so you can be informed about your status and any diseases or infections that could be impacting your body.
Many STDs have few or nonspecific symptoms, so many people don’t know they have them until they get tested. That’s problematic because left unchecked, some STDs can cause serious health problems, like infertility, organ damage, and even cancer.
Even if you received STD testing before, it’s a good idea to get tested again:
- Each time you have a new sexual partner
- If you recently had unprotected sex
- If you have symptoms like genital sores, unusual discharge, or any itching or pain in your genital area
Getting screened annually for the relevant STDs helps you protect your health long-term and stay informed of your sexual status so you can be a responsible partner.
For which STDs should I get tested?
It depends on a few factors specific to you, like your sexual history and your sex. Some of the STDs for which RevaMed Associates most commonly tests include:
What is the treatment for STDs?
It depends on the STD that’s affecting your body. Antibiotics effectively treat many STDs. If you have a virus, antiviral medications are available. RevaMed Associates also offers counseling on safe sex practices so you can avoid spreading any STDs and prevent contracting them in the future.
If you want to find out which types of STD testing is right for you, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment at RevaMed Associates. Their friendly, dedicated team works to dispel any stigmas around STD testing so all of their patients can feel comfortable using this preventive care.
Schedule your STD testing by calling either of the RevaMed Associates offices or book online today.