Are you suffering from an STD?
A sexually transmitted disease (STD), sexually transmitted infection (STI) and venereal disease all refers to the same thing: A bacteria, virus, or parasitic infection transmitted through sexual contact. These are quite common disorders and sometimes display no side effects, making them even more dangerous since the spreading of disease can go undetected.
While it is true that many sufferers of STDs may have no symptoms, this isn’t always the case. Pain during urination, rashes, hives, blisters and other very uncomfortable conditions may arise from an STD that can only be properly treated by a medical professional. If gone untreated, the long-term implications of having some STDs can cause permanent medical complications and concerns.
The three most common types of STDs
- Human papillomavirus infection (HPV). A viral infection that is passed between people through sexual skin-to-skin contact that can affect the genitals, mouth, or throat.
- Genital herpes. A sexually-related disease caused by the herpes simplex virus marked by blisters and sores in the genital area.
- Chlamydia. An parasitic bacteria disease that can cause
STD Testing in Tampa
If you suspect that you’re suffering from one of the STDs listed above, or from the countless other STDs such as gonorrhoea, genital herpes, genital warts, syphilis, hepatitis B, HIV/Aids, crabs, or trichomoniasis, you should seek medical testing and possible treatment right away. Only through proper blood tests and diagnostics can we determine which STD you may be suffering with and be a potential carrier for. Remember that it’s not just your health that is at-risk, but that of every person you have been, or will be, sexually intimate with. It is your responsibility to practice safe sex and get regular health screenings.
The medical team at Urgent Care of Florida can provide discreet testing, diagnosis and treatment of any STD right here in our Tampa clinics. Your privacy is guaranteed because we understand the delicate nature of these diseases and we want you to feel comfortable in our care. Contact us or schedule an appointment to come in and speak with one of our doctors today!