STD Testing at Midwest Express Clinic
Taking care of your sexual health is essential for overall well-being. Regular testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is crucial for sexually active individuals.
We provide discreet STD testing without judgment for a variety of concerns, including HIV, chlamydia, herpes, hepatitis, syphilis, and other venereal diseases (VD). Our walk-in clinics offer quick and discreet testing, ensuring you receive prompt results and any necessary treatment.
If your test comes back positive, our caring medical staff will initiate treatment immediately.
Availability and Types of Tests
We offer STD testing seven days a week, including tests for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Trichomonas.
Turnaround Time and Follow-up
Turnaround time for an STD panel is 3-4 days, after which you can schedule a follow-up visit to discuss results with a provider.
Accessing Test Results
We do not provide lab results over the phone, as an in-person consultation is necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment planning.
STD vs. STI: Understanding the Difference
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, or yeast and are spread through sexual contact of the genitals, mouth, or anus.
- Many people with STIs may experience no noticeable symptoms.
- A STI is the initial phase of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that, when treated in time, can be prevented.
- Not all STIs are treatable; for example, HPV (Human Papillomavirus) can often have no symptoms but may develop into cervical cancer, classifying it as a STD.
Are You at Risk for a STI?
Risk Factors for STIs
- Engaging in unprotected oral, anal, or genital sex (unprotected means no condom or dental dam was used).
- A history of STIs.
- Having multiple sexual partners.
- Substance abuse, including alcohol and drug use that can impair decision-making skills.
- Failing to discuss your partner’s sexual history and health before engaging in sexual activity.
- Not being up to date on relevant vaccinations such as HPV and hepatitis.
Learn More About Different STIs and STDs
Visit the links below to learn more about specific STIs and STDs:
Frequently Asked 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?
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 provider 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 provider. 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.