STD Testing in Norcross, GA

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What Is STD Testing?

Anyone who has been sexually active is at risk for contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Many STDs have no signs while others have symptoms that don't appear right away. Either way, STDs can potentially affect your fertility, as well as your overall health so it's a good idea to have routine STD tests as a preventive measure. At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, we provide STD testing within a private, comfortable environment. In the event that an STD is discovered, Dr. Gerry Sotomayor can offer a number of treatment options to get you back on track to your best health. Contact our friendly team to schedule an STD test at our facility near Norcross, GA.

What Are the Benefits of STD Testing?

Regular STD testing can help you maintain good overall health. At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, STD testing provides some key benefits, including:

  • Early detection of sexually transmitted infections, even when symptoms are not present.
  • Effective prevention of transmission to sexual partners.
  • Provides clear and accurate information about your sexual health.
  • Reduces the risk of complications associated with untreated STDs.
  • Encourages healthy and open conversation about sexual health.
  • Helps maintain overall well-being and peace of mind.

What to Expect During STD Testing

STDs may be diagnosed through blood tests, urine samples, Pap smears, physical exams, fluid swabs, or a combination. At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, we test for the following types of STDs:

  • Chlamydia
  • Genital warts
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes
  • HIV
  • HPV (human papillomavirus)
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis

In general, patients who are sexually active, especially those who have had multiple partners, can benefit from routine STD testing. Dr. Sotomayor can discuss how often you should get tested based on your individual situation. If you require treatment for an STD, our team will guide you through the appropriate options to clear up your infection. The good news is that most STDs are very treatable.

Screen for STDs

By having routine STD testing, you can ensure that your feminine health is in good shape and that you are not at risk for any diseases, like HPV or cervical cancer. At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, we provide STD testing while ensuring the privacy of our patients near Norcross, GA. Contact our team to schedule an appointment today.

STD Testing FAQs

Will all STDs show up on a blood test?

No, some STDs require specific tests, and not all are detectable through a blood test. For example, herpes and syphilis may need different testing methods.

How long after sexual intercourse will an STD show up on an STD test?

The timing varies depending on the specific STD and the type of test. Some infections may be detectable within a few days, while others might take weeks or months.

Can you have an STD without symptoms?

Yes, many STDs can be asymptomatic, meaning individuals may carry the infection without experiencing noticeable symptoms. Regular testing is essential, especially if engaging in high-risk sexual behavior, to detect and treat infections early.

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