STD Testing & Treatment
Obria Medical Clinics offer low-cost and confidential STD testing and treatment.
It’s important to look out for your well-being, and that includes getting tested for STDs. It’s better to know for sure so you can take care of yourself and your partner(s), and most STDs are treatable. It’s the responsible and caring thing to do in any relationship. So, take control of your health and schedule that test – it’s a simple step towards a healthier you and safer relationship.
Stay in the know about STDs
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) spread from person to person, commonly through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. They’re widespread, often without noticeable symptoms. Left untreated, they can lead to significant health complications. Fortunately, testing is simple, and most STDs can be effectively treated.
Discover the facts about STDs by exploring below:
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, especially among people under 25. Since most people infected with Chlamydia have no symptoms, it is often called the “Silent Disease.”
Gonorrhea, also known as the clap, is spread through oral sex, vaginal sex and anal sex. Individuals with Gonorrhea often experience no symptoms, which makes it important to be tested for STDs if you are sexually active.
Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. More than 50% of sexually active people will contract genital HPV at some point in their lives, and some will never know due to the lack of symptoms of HPV. Left undiagnosed, HPV can eventually cause a variety of cancers.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that is spread through skin-to-skin contact with a syphilis sore during vaginal, anal or oral sex, or even by kissing an open syphilis sore. Left untreated, it can cause serious health problems, like blindness, paralysis, and dementia.
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and is a serious sexually transmitted disease that negatively impacts the body’s immune system, eventually giving rise to AIDS, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome if left untreated, which has no cure. Learning and understanding about HIV and AIDS and the symptoms of HIV can help reduce your chances of infection and aid in prevention.
If you have ever had sexual contact, we recommend getting tested.
If you’ve been intimate with someone, it’s a good call to get tested. It’s not about assuming anything, just a proactive move for everyone’s peace of mind. Sometimes, STDs don’t show any signs, so regular tests help catch anything early, keeping you and your partners in the clear.
Take control of your health.
Don’t overlook testing – it’s a crucial step to stay safe. We provide low-cost testing and treatment for you and your partner(s).
Obria Medical Clinics offers confidential consultations with caring & understanding staff.
STDs can happen the first time you have sex.
When it comes to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), it’s important to recognize that these infections can occur with just one instance of sexual activity. This means that the first time you engage in vaginal, anal, or oral sex, you can potentially contract an STD if your partner is infected. STDs don’t discriminate based on the frequency of sexual encounters; even a single instance of unprotected sex can lead to transmission if one partner is carrying the infection. This highlights the importance of taking precautions and practicing safe sex regardless of your sexual history or the number of times you’ve engaged in intercourse.
Some STDs have no cure, but many can be treated.
Some STDs, like HIV and herpes, have no cure but can be managed with treatments that control symptoms and reduce transmission risk. However, bacterial STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea can usually be cured with antibiotics if caught early. Regular testing helps detect STDs promptly, enabling timely treatment and prevention of complications or further spread.
Most infected people don't know it.
Many individuals with STDs are unaware of their infection due to the often asymptomatic nature of these diseases and the lack of routine testing. Stigma around sexual health and a reluctance to discuss it openly further contribute to delayed diagnosis. Promoting regular STD testing, irrespective of symptoms, is crucial for early detection, timely treatment, and preventing transmission to partners.
You can't spot an STD by appearance.
STDs often lack visible symptoms, making it impossible to identify them by appearance alone. Unlike conditions with obvious physical signs, many STDs may not show any outward indications, especially in the early stages. This absence of visible cues can lead to a false sense of security. The accurate diagnosis of STDs requires specific medical tests, emphasizing the importance of regular screenings, irrespective of symptoms or perceived risk
STDs can affect babies during pregnancy or birth.
STDs pose a risk to babies if their mother is infected during pregnancy or childbirth. Infections like syphilis and HIV can be passed to the baby, leading to complications like preterm birth, birth defects, and long-term health issues. Early screening and treatment for STDs during pregnancy are crucial to protect the baby’s health. Routine prenatal STD checks help identify and manage infections, improving outcomes for both the mother and child.
Avoid urination or sex one hour before testing.
Before getting an STD test, it’s a good idea to hold off on peeing or having sex for around an hour. This helps make sure the test results are accurate by giving the best samples for testing without dilution or interference. Following this tip can really improve how accurate the test turns out to be for better healthcare results
We are here for you.
Worried you may have an STD? Book an appointment for STD testing or treatment today.
It is important to take control of your health and prevent the spread of diseases. Obria offers education on STDs as well as low-cost STD Testing and treatment. If you believe you may be at risk for an STD, please schedule an appointment at an Obria Medical Clinic near you for a low-cost STD test.