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Are You Afraid of STD Testing? Here’s What You Must Know

by STD Express Clinic Doctor
Doctors usually do not test for STDs during your annual health checkup. You may need to request a test. You may feel shy or awkward talking about STDs, but doctors know it all. Besides, most doctors at STD clinic are non-judgmental. They are dedicated towards testing and treating patients rather than gossiping about their patients’ sex lives. So, you can, any day, ask a doctor for a test. 

Negative or Positive?

In case you come out negative in test results, the doctor might ask you to undergo a test again after some weeks or even months. It depends on the disease you are undergoing test for. 

In case you come out positive in test results, the doctor begins treatment accordingly. Same day STD testing near Arlington, VA, conducts testing and treatment on the same day. In case of certain STDs, you may need to undergo a re-test to confirm your positive status. 

What’s STD screening?

Screening is done on individuals who are asymptomatic, but want to make sure they are healthy. 

According to medical experts:

  • All sexually active people must undergo STD screening once in their lifetimes. 
  • If you are born between the period 1945 and 1965, you must undergo STD test, as this era witnessed an almost epidemic of the dreaded hepatitis C disease. 
  • Pregnant women must undergo STD test during their first pre-natal visit.
  • Women above 21 must request their doctor for a PAP screening and then undergo this test every 3 years thereafter.
  • Women below 25 should undergochlamydia and gonorrhea tests, if they are sexually active. 

During the test

STD testing is painless, easy, and requires just 10 minutes of your time. And with same day STD testing available in Pentagon City, it is highly convenient too. You simply walk in the clinic and ask for a test. You need no appointment in advance or a doctor’s prescription for a test. 

No single test for STDs exist. Each sexually transmitted disease has a separate test. If you are unsure what test to undergo and for what STD, you must discuss this with the doctor. Depending on your sexual history and behaviors, the doctor will suggest you a test. 

If you are showing symptoms, then the doctor will test you for the particular disease. 

Expect the following:

  • Urine test that requires you to collect urine sample in a cup. 
  • Blood test that requires you to give blood sample from your finger or arm. 
  • A physical exam that requires you to let a doctor check your genital area for sores, warts, rashes, discharge, or irritation. 
  • Swab test that requires you to give a swab sample from your vagina, penis, anus, cervix, urethra, inside of your cheeks, or throat, depending on the disease. 
  • Sore test that requires you to give a fluid sample from the blisters or sores you might be having on the genital area or at the mouth. 

For some tests, you must wait for a few days for results, while for some, the doctor will provide you immediate results. Rapid HIV testing is available these days. Make the most of same day STD testing near Arlington, VA, and ensure your sexual health. 

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