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Sexually transmitted diseases are infections that are spread via vaginal, anal, or oral sex, IV drug use or through other nonsexual contact, such as breastfeeding or childbirth.Get Tested Now
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Over 19 million people are infected with sexually transmitted diseases each year, according to the CDC. Those numbers are astronomical when you consider how easy it is to prevent the spread of these diseases. While many infections are easily detected and treated, others can cause very severe, lasting damage to your body. Why take the chance with your health? Get checked today and know your status. Do it for yourself and for your partner.
The most common STDs out there, chlamydia and gonorrhea, often occur simultaneously and without any symptoms. Both are 100% curable with a treatment of antibiotics. Syphilis can also easily be treated with antibiotics, but left Untreated, can cause severe damage and even death. Others, such as HIV or Herpes, cannot be cured but once an infection is identified, they can be managed with proper medical care. The first step for all of these diseases, though, is getting tested. Know your status so you can get the care you need.
Sexually transmitted diseases are infections that are spread via vaginal, anal, or oral sex, IV drug use or through other nonsexual contact, such as breastfeeding or childbirth. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that there are 19 million new infections each year in the United States, making them very common diseases.
Many of these infections are known as 'silent' diseases, meaning they do not always have obvious symptoms indicating infection. This is why it is so important to undergo regular STD checks as part of your routine sexual health practices. Often times, getting tested is the only way to know whether or not you are infected with one of these diseases. You can play your part in preventing the spread of diseases and bettering your health by getting checked today.
We offer affordable screenings for the following common STDS:
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If you are sexually active, you are at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease. The only surefire way to prevent an infection is to abstain from sexual activity. That is not an option for everyone, however, so it is important to know how you can minimize your risk and protect yourself against infection.
If you do choose to participate in sexual activity, the best way to minimize the risk of contracting an infection is through the use of condoms or dental dams. Using protection EVERY time you have a sexual encounter, including during oral sex, is very effective at preventing the spread of STDs.
Engaging in a completely monogamous sexual relationship is another way to lower the risk of getting an infection, but you need to be entirely sure that your partner is not engaging in activity with anyone else.
No matter what your prevention method is, we still recommend that you undergo regular STD screenings as a routine part of your sexual health practices. Knowing your status is crucial in the fight for your sexual health.
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Yes. If you are sexually active, we always recommend undergoing an annual screening to ensure your sexual health. We recommend that you get checked more frequently if you engage in unprotected sex with one or many partners, are worried about a potential exposure to a disease, or if you have shared a needle with a known infected individual. We offer many different screening options so you're sure to find the one that is right for you.
Many of these diseases are 'silent' infections, meaning they may not have any noticeable symptoms associated with them. Many people that are infected are completely unaware that they have contracted them. This is why regular screenings so important.
We offer over 4,500 CLIA certified and FDA approved laboratory centers across the nation. Simply place your order with us and bring a copy to the laboratory that is most convenient for you.
Our lab tests are the same ones that are used by doctors and hospitals around the country. All of our lab centers are FLIA certified or FDA approved, so you can rest assured that our results will be accurate and trustworthy.
If your results come back positive, don't worry. We will set you up with a member of our clinical staff for a free consultation. They will explain your results, answer questions, and in some cases, may prescribe a treatment plan. They may also refer you to a specialist in your area if necessary.