Did you know that you can have sexually transmitted diseases and infections without exhibiting any symptoms? STDs and STIs can exist in your body for some time without you feeling anything or showing any outward symptoms. However, your sexual health can have a huge effect on your overall health, which is why it is important to undergo periodic testing to learn your status and receive any necessary treatment. Many STDs can be quickly treated when detected early, but you won’t know unless you are tested.
Are there any symptoms of STDs and STIs?
Sexually transmitted diseases are spread through contact with bodily fluids or sexual contact including oral, vaginal or anal sex. Most STDs do not have outward symptoms, which is how people can spread them without even knowing they have one. Periodic testing is recommended for anyone who is sexually active, especially if:
- You are switching partners
- You or your partner have multiple partners
- Your partner has been unfaithful
- You or your partner have used intravenous drugs
Testing is recommended at least every six to twelve months. Consult with your doctor if you are considered at high-risk for STDs and should undergo more frequent testing.
What STDs and STIs can be detected during a test?
Testing is available for a wide range of infections at our walk-in urgent care center. You can be tested for single diseases if you have been exposed or have a full STD work-up for more comprehensive results. Some of the STDs we can test for include:
- Hepatitis B and C
Discreet & Confidential STD Testing & Treatment in Northern Liberties & Fishtown, Philadelphia, PA
If you have been exposed to an STD or have not been tested in some time, visit AFC Urgent Care Northern Liberties for walk-in testing and treatment. Our center has an on-site laboratory, allowing us to take your samples, test them and get your results in less time than a center using off-site processing facilities. For questions about testing, please call 267-319-8047.