Men and women alike transmit sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) through vaginal, oral, or anal intercourse. Anyone is vulnerable to STDs, whether they’re single, married, straight, or gay. Condoms and other methods offer some protection against STDs, but they aren't foolproof.
It's crucial for anyone having sex to get tested on a regular basis. Some STDs have no apparent symptoms. Left untreated, they can lead to severe, life-threatening health problems.
There are more than 20 different types of STDs known to doctors. STD symptoms, treatment, and prognosis vary from case to case. However, there are some common symptoms that you should discuss with your doctor:
These are noticeable signs of an underlying medical issue, but because many STDs are asymptomatic, regular screening is essential for your overall health and well-being.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate around 19 million new sexually transmitted disease cases are diagnosed every year. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases are all up significantly since 2015.
Untreated STDs often cause serious health issues such as infertility and higher HIV risk. Testing and treating STDs is an integral part of your long-term health.
During your STD screening, Dr. Velazquez will:
Some test results are available immediately, while others may take a few days or weeks to come back. After determining if you have an STD, Dr. Velazquez begins treatment. He also suggests ways to prevent future STDs.
Don’t hesitate to get tested for STDs. Dr. Velazquez ensures testing and treatment is always discreet and confidential. Call or go online to schedule a complete STD test today.
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