What are STDs?
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections passed from person to person through sexual contact, including oral, anal, and vaginal sex.
STDs can be the result of a bacteria, virus, or parasite, and there are more than 20 types of STDs that affect men and women. The most common types include:
While many STDs are treatable, some can result in serious health complications if not properly identified and treated in the earliest stages.
What STD services are available?
At AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Pikesville, you can receive discreet, confidential STD testing for various diseases. Your provider can identify many diseases through blood or urine testing and may also perform a physical and genital exam to evaluate your overall reproductive health.
AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Pikesville offers STD testing packages for one convenient price. The basic package ($206) includes screenings for:
The extended package ($304) also includes testing for herpes and hepatitis B and C.
If the results of your screenings show an existing infection, your provider offers same-day treatments to prevent a worsening of your condition. In many cases, antibiotics are effective in treating the infections caused by bacteria or parasites, and your provider customizes your treatment based on your test results.
Viral infections, like HIV and herpes, can’t be cured, but the AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Pikesville team can provide medications and counseling to help keep symptoms of your condition well-managed.
Why should I get tested for STDs?
Being sexually active puts you at risk of getting an STD, which can lead to long-term health problems if untreated and even infertility. To ensure you’re healthy and not spreading the disease to your partner, AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Pikesville recommends routine STD screenings and can suggest the right timeline for testing based on your lifestyle and medical history.
The compassionate staff also provide counseling and educational resources about protecting yourself from STDs, such as using condoms. They can also help you cope with an STD diagnosis.
If you haven’t had STD testing lately or you have concerns about your health, schedule an STD screening appointment at AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Pikesville using the online booking feature or by calling the office today. You can also walk-in any time for same-day STD testing.