Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are very common, and it’s estimated that one in two sexually active individuals in the United States contract an STD by the time they reach age 25. Unfortunately, STDs often develop without causing symptoms and they carry a stigma that may prevent you from getting tested. Humble Family Practice offers confidential and nonjudgmental STD screenings at the Humble and Atascocita, Texas, offices. Call today or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.
Sexually transmitted diseases are infections passed from person to person through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex. The infections may be caused by bacteria, yeast, virus, or parasite.
Common STDs include:
Both men and women are susceptible to STDs, but they tend to affect women’s health more severely and increase the risk of infertility.
STDs don’t always cause symptoms and the only way to know if you have an STD is to get screened for infection.
You should come to the office for screening immediately if a sexual partner has disclosed to you that you may have been exposed to an STD or if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Humble Family Practice is a full-service family medicine clinic that can provide the necessary STD screening so you get fast and effective treatment.
An STD screening is a test your practitioner at Humble Family Practice uses to determine if you have a sexually transmitted disease. When coming in for an STD screen, your practitioner conducts a thorough examination and review of your sexual history to determine the best method of testing. Your STD screening may include samples taken of your blood, urine, or genital secretions.
If you test positive for an STD, your practitioner works with you to develop the best treatment plan. For an STD caused by bacteria, yeast, or parasite, your practitioner can prescribe an antibiotic to clear up the infection. Unfortunately, viral STDs, such as HIV, don’t have a cure, but your practitioner can provide treatment to help manage symptoms.
The practitioners at Humble Family Practice look at STD screening as a form of preventive medicine to help keep you well. For discreet and confidential testing, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.