What Is STD Testing?
If you are sexually active, it’s important to not only use protection but also get regular sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing from a trusted health clinic. In some cases, there are no obvious signs of an STD, so testing could be the only way to know you have contracted something. STDs are also sometimes called sexually transmitted infections (STIs), emphasizing the idea that you could be infected with something without having visible signs of a disease. Dr. Katayoun Motlagh offers STD testing in a caring and compassionate environment at her California health clinic.
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Are There Different Types Of STI Testing?
There are numerous types of STI/STD tests that can be performed by a healthcare provider. These include tests that check you for the following STDs:
- HPV/genital warts
- Genital herpes
Which STD Tests Should I Have Regularly?
If you are sexually active, it’s important to get screened regularly for certain STDs, even when no symptoms are present. Some of the routine screenings that are recommended for sexually active people during your regular doctor visit include:
- HIV (at least once)
- Gonorrhea (regularly)
- Chlamydia (regularly)
- Other general health screenings, like breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings
What Does STD Testing Involve?
Dr. Motlagh provides patients with many different STI/STD testing options all in a safe, private, and comfortable environment. We understand that testing can be anxiety-provoking, and our primary goal is to guide you through the process with care and the assurance that your health is in great hands.
Depending on your symptoms and the kind of testing you need, your process will vary. In many cases, it involves a simple blood sample test, which is sent to a lab for results. Once the results are confirmed, we’ll go through them with you and discuss any needed treatments.
What Are The Benefits Of Having STD Testing?
STD testing can be uncomfortable and unpleasant to think about, but choosing to undergo testing at our health clinic can give you the following benefits:
- Confidential STD testing
- Equips you with the information you need about your sexual health
- Caring and compassionate environment
- Access to the full range of STD/STI tests
- Physicians on staff to address any ongoing treatment needs
If you are interested in learning more about STD testing provided by Dr. Katayoun Motlagh, contact our office today or schedule an appointment by filling out the appointment request form right on this page.