An estimated one in five Americans has a sexually transmitted disease (STD). To lower your risk for health complications some STDs can cause, Women’s Care of Beverly Hills offers comprehensive STD testing in-office. The team screens for gonorrhea, syphilis, and other contagious infections to protect your long-term health and prevent the spread of the infection to others. To schedule STD testing, call the office in Redondo Beach or Beverly Hills, California, or book an appointment online today.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are contagious infections that spread through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Because many STDs don’t cause symptoms until the condition worsens, you may not know you have one without regular testing.
Women’s Care of Beverly Hills offers on-site testing to identify STDs like:
Without a proper diagnosis and treatment, STDs can lead to serious health complications for you and any of your sexual partners.
You should schedule regular STD testing if you’re sexually active, especially if you have unprotected sex with a new person, if you’re unsure of your partner’s sexual history, and if you have multiple sexual partners.
You should schedule testing if you have unusual symptoms that may relate to an STD. Symptoms of an STD can include:
Women’s Care of Beverly Hills also recommends STD testing for pregnant individuals during your first prenatal appointment.
If you’re unsure whether you need STD testing, you can speak with the medical team about your specific situation to determine if testing is right for you. They can also recommend a schedule for routine STD screenings based on your sexual activity, your lifestyle, and your overall health.
Typically, STD tests involve blood work, cervical and vaginal swabs or urine testing to identify infections. Women’s Care of Beverly Hills offers on-site testing services to diagnose the type of infection you have quickly.
The team performs a physical exam to check for genital warts or sores that some STDs can cause. They can test fluid samples from open sores to confirm an active infection. You may also need a Pap smear, which involves collecting cells from your cervix to test for HPV.
After confirming your diagnosis, the team offers treatments to clear the infection. If you have bacterial infections, like gonorrhea or syphilis, they prescribe antibiotics. You might need antiviral medications to manage your symptoms if you have a viral infection like HIV or herpes.
In addition to treating your infection, the team provides resources to prevent the spread of infection to others and lower your risk for recurrent STD infections.
Call the Women’s Care of Beverly Hills office nearest you to schedule STD testing or book an appointment online today.