Confidential STD Testing
What is Confidential STD Testing?
Sexually-transmitted diseases, commonly known as STDs, can dramatically affect your health and can cause permanent medical problems. STDs are also highly contagious, which makes testing important to protect your health and the health of your partner. You can count on the professionals at Carelife STD Clinic in Fairfax, Virginia to perform both comprehensive and confidential STD testing.
You should consider confidential STD testing at the beginning of a new sexual relationship. When you and your partner have STD testing, you are both helping to ensure a healthy relationship with each other. You should also have confidential STD testing if you or your partner are:
- Practicing unprotected sex
- Having sex with multiple partners
- Using IV drugs or have a history of sex with an IV drug user
Sexually transmitted diseases often show recognizable symptoms, but not always. An absence of symptoms is not a good reason to overlook STD testing. You should consider STD testing if you or your partner experience these symptoms:
- Genital sores, warts, or lesions
- Burning or itching upon urination
- Penile or vaginal discharge
There are many different types of STD testing, and all results are kept confidential. Some of the STD testing types include:
- Blood testing to check for HIV/AIDS, pelvic inflammatory disease, Hepatitis B, herpes, cytomegalovirus, and syphilis
- Cellular testing to check for chlamydia, gonorrhea, scabies, and genital warts
- Discharge testing to check for vaginosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, chlamydia, herpes, syphilis and gonorrhea
Testing for sexually transmitted diseases can prevent the spread of STDs. You owe it to yourself, your partner, and others to prevent STDs whenever possible. You also want to be assured that the results will be confidential.
To find out more about confidential STD testing, call the experts, the doctors at Carelife STD Clinic in Fairfax, Virginia. Call today at 703-854-1298 and protect yourself and your partner from STDs.