Getting tested regularly for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) doesn’t just protect your own health. It also makes you a responsible partner. To make it as easy as possible for you to get the testing you need, Jiki Medical Associates, LLC offers testing at their office in Rockville, Maryland. Call the office to schedule your STD test, or book it online today.
If you’re sexually active, it’s important to get tested for STDs on a regular basis. Generally, you should get your first test when you become sexually active, and you should get tested again every time you have intercourse with a new partner.
Most STDs don’t have any symptoms. Getting tested after every new partner ensures that you stay informed about any diseases or infections that could impact your health. It also means you don’t unwittingly spread an STD to someone else.
So you can get the appropriate testing, here is a quick guide to the most common STDs and the groups who should get screened for them.
These STDs are extremely common and most frequently affect women and men who have sex with other men.
This condition can affect both men and women. It’s very common to have herpes with no symptoms, making it easy to pass onto a partner without being aware.
If you were born before 1965, you should get tested for hepatitis C. Regardless of your age, if you haven’t been vaccinated against hepatitis A and B, you should get tested for these conditions, too.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone get screened for HIV at least once during their lifetime.
Other conditions for which you may want to get tested include syphilis and HPV. Talk with your Jiki Medical Associates provider about your sexual history, and they can recommend the right STD testing to protect your health and keep you informed about your status.
It depends on the STD and the specific testing. Most tests require a urine sample, a small blood sample, or a swab to collect a tissue sample. Your Jiki Medical Associates provider talks with you about what to expect. Their team prioritizes your comfort before, during, and after your test.
Protect your sexual health and stay informed by getting an STD test. All you need to do is make an appointment at Jiki Medical Associates. You can book your visit online or call the office to set it up.