How Can I Know If I Have an STD?

Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDS, are relatively common among Americans. They are so common that it is suspected that one in five people experience one in a given year. Those odds are high enough that you may find yourself wondering if you need to be tested.

The best way to know if you have an STD is to get tested. Getting tested helps prevent the spread of the disease and also ensures that you will prevent yourself from developing long-term or chronic issues later in life.

Let our team at AFC Urgent Care Fountain City ease your concerns and walk you through the testing process below.

Why Do I Need to Be Tested for an STD?

If you are sexually active, you may have an STD and not even know it. Some cases don’t present with symptoms, so it can be really hard to know if you have one. Testing often, especially between partners, is important to your sexual health.

Getting tested is as easy as stopping by our clinic for a visit! We offer a variety of tests that can diagnose a multitude of different STDs. While the full list can be found on our website, a few are outlined below.

A Few STDS We Can Test For

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis

What Happens If I Ignore an STD?

Don’t do that! Ignoring an STD only increases your risk of developing chronic issues as you age. They can scar your reproductive organs and cause fertility issues, pregnancy complications and pelvic inflammatory disease if they are left untreated. You should always be seen by a medical professional.

While it can be uncomfortable to discuss your personal life with your doctor, we promise that we see STDs often and we will treat you respectfully and thoroughly to ensure you feel better quickly. Give us a call for our complete list of testing options or come by today!

Preventing an STD

  • Get tested often, especially when switching partners.
  • Use a condom during sexual contact.
  • Don’t hide information from your partner.
  • Get vaccinated for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and HPV.

Are you concerned that you contracted an STD? Come get tested at AFC Urgent Care Fountain City today.