Prompt STD Testing From a Caring Team in Waterbury, CT
Don’t hesitate if you need prompt STD testing in Waterbury, Connecticut. Visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care where we are open seven days per week, 365 days per year, with extended hours. We can test for some of the more common STDs, including HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, syphilis, and Hepatitis B and C.
When to Seek STD Testing
In some cases, STDs have no symptoms, which is why many medical professionals recommend that anyone who has engaged in sexual activity get tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occur every year, and that can include those practicing safe sex. Nearly all types of STDs can be effectively treated and cured and those that cannot, such as HIV, can be appropriately managed with proper treatment.
What to Expect During an STD Test
When you visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care for STD testing, one of our experienced medical providers will perform a brief physical exam, which may include a pelvic exam for female patients. Then, in order to perform the STD test, you will be asked for a blood and/or urine sample. For some patients, a cotton swab that will gather samples from affected tissue will also be required.
Treatment for STDs
If you are diagnosed with an STD, there’s no need to panic. Remember – STDs are more common than you might think and you took the proper precautions to get tested. Depending on the STD you have, you will be prescribed a specific treatment regimen, whether antibiotics, antiviral drugs, or other medications. It will be important to refrain from all sexual activity while you are treating your STD and to inform any prior partners so they can get tested as well.
Visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care for prompt STD testing in Waterbury. We will provide the evaluation you need – no appointment required.