Whether you are feeling unwell or are trying to be proactive when you enter into a new relationship, searching for a location to get an STD test can seem overwhelming and awkward. The good news is that you don’t have to travel far to get tested. We offer a variety of STD tests right here in our clinic.
You should get tested any time you change partners, enter into a brand-new relationship or when you start to feel some concerning symptoms.
Early testing and treatment at AFC Urgent Care Statesville can save you and your partner from a more serious infection and further complications down the road.
What Symptoms Indicate an STD?
If an STD is producing symptoms, there’s a good chance that you already know that something is going on. Burning during urination, abnormal discharge and pain during/after intercourse are typically indications that it is time to seek out a test.
One of the unfortunate things about STDs is that they can go undetected for a long time as some of them don’t produce any symptoms! This is why you need to get tested when changing partners so you always know as much about your sexual health as possible. We can test for more than 20 different kinds of common STD tests, but below are some of the most common ones we test and treat.
Common STD Tests at AFC
What Happens If I Ignore STD Symptoms?
Don’t ever ignore symptoms of an STD. While it is true that some STDs can resolve on their own without any medical intervention, failing to treat an STD can leave you with infertility troubles, pregnancy complications and bladder control issues later in life. A simple test can stop all of that from happening!
If you are still hesitant about coming to get an STD test, please know that our staff sees and treats STDs often, so you will certainly not be the first patient to come to us for help with his or her sexual health. We will treat you fairly, respectfully and thoroughly so that you can go back to your life as soon as possible!
STD Prevention Tips
- Test frequently between partners.
- Communicate needs with your partner.
- Always wear a condom.
- Get vaccinated for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and HPV.
Are you concerned that you contracted an STD? Come get tested at AFC Urgent Care Statesville today.