STD Testing for Residents & Visitors in the Bristol, CT Area
Getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD) is more common than you might think. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 20 million people per year contract STDs. That’s why sexually active individuals should be regularly checked for STDs, even those who may not have any symptoms. (STDs can lay dormant for many years.) What’s more, those who have had unprotected sex over the last two weeks should get tested right away and refrain from sexual activity until they’ve confirmed they’re not infected.
In Bristol, Connecticut, the place to visit for prompt STD testing is PhysicianOne Urgent Care. We have an on-site clinical lab and can have your STD test results ready quickly, so you don’t have to wonder any longer than you already have about your health. We test for a wide range of STDs, including:
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
STD Treatment That Meets Your Needs
If your STD test comes back positive, there’s no need to fret. STDs are highly treatable, and many are also curable. STD treatment involves a prescription regimen, either antibiotics or antiviral drugs depending on the type of STD you have. You will want to notify any recent sexual partners so they can be tested as well. Refraining from all sexual activity until seven days after you’ve completed your prescription regimen is important, as is getting retested a few months later, as some STDs have a high rate of recurrence.
PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Bristol is open seven days per week with extended evening hours for your convenience. You can stop in at any time for STD testing—no appointment is needed. However, feel free to check-in online to expedite your visit and skip the wait in the waiting room.