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Discreet STD Testing

Taking care of our sexual health is vital to overall health, but the stigma that still surrounds it causes many to ignore symptoms or skip essential testing. If you are sexually active, it’s important you get tested regularly for STDs or STIs. At Midwest Express Clinic urgent care, we are fully equipped to perform discreet testing without judgement for a variety of concerns, including HIV, chlamydia, herpes, hepatitis, syphilis, and other venereal diseases (VD). To prevent possible complications or passing a disease to someone else, it’s vital you get tested quickly, making our walk-in clinics the perfect place to receive testing and treatment. If your test does come back positive, our caring medical staff will ensure you begin treatment right away. To get the quick, discreet, accurate results you deserve, visit any of our Midwest Express Clinic locations today.

STD vs. STI: What’s the Difference

Could you be at risk of a sexually transmitted infection (STI)? Or possibly a sexually transmitted disease (STD)? Aren’t those the same thing? While you’ve most likely heard these terms used interchangeably, STIs and STDs do differ slightly.

A sexually transmitted infection (STI) is an infection caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, or yeast that is spread through sexual contact of the genitals, mouth, or anus. Oftentimes, people can have an STI but experience no noticeable symptoms. A STI is essentially the beginning phase of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that, when treated in time, could be prevented. However, it is important to note that not all STIs are treatable.

Doctor providing cup to patient for STD urinalyses

For example, HPV (Human Papillomavirus) can often leave women without symptoms, but they may be a carrier of the virus, making it a STI. However, the moment that virus develops into cervical cancer, the woman now clinically has a STD.

STD Testing

Are you at risk for a STI?

Risk Factors

There are several circumstances that can place your sexual health at risk. These factors may include:

  • Giving or receiving unprotected oral, anal, or genital sex (Unprotected means no condom or dental dam is/was being used)
  • If you have a history of STIs
  • Having multiple sexual partners
  • Abusing alcohol, injecting drugs into your body, or the abuse of other substances that could impair decision-making skills
  • Not having talked to your partner about their sexual past & their health prior to engaging in sexual activity with them
  • Not being up to date on applicable vaccinations such as HPV and hepatitis

STIs and STDs

Visit the links below to learn more about different STIs and STDs. If you believe you may be experiencing symptoms, please contact us today.

Frequently Asked Sexually Transmitted Infection and Disease Questions

Is it okay to ask a potential sexual partner to get tested before engaging in sexual activity together?

Yes, absolutely! You should keep an open line of communication between you and your sexual partner before engaging in sexual activity with them for the first time and throughout any physical relationship.

Do condoms prevent STIs?

While condoms are not a 100% guarantee that you will not contract a STI, it greatly reduces your overall risk. Ensure you and your partner are using condoms EVERY TIME you engage in sexual activity.

I am sexually active. How often should I get tested?

We recommend a minimum of once per year even if you are having safe sex. If you have unprotected sex, we recommend getting tested right away. If you are participating in casual sex, we recommend at least every six months.

Can men get HPV?

Yes.

I have tested positive for a STI/STD, and I am pregnant. Is my baby at risk?

It is possible to pass your infection or disease to your baby, so be sure to discuss all risks and concerns prior to delivery. Your doctor may decide that the safest option for delivery is a cesarean, also known as a C-section.

What are the treatments for STDs?

Most, if not all, STDs that are curable can be treated with a prescribed antibiotic from the medical practitioner at Midwest Express Clinic. If you are pregnant, be sure to let your provider know, as this could change the prescription you are given to keep your baby safe.

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