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STD Screening

Thrive Wellness Center For Women -  - Gynecology

Thrive Wellness Center For Women

Gynecology & Functional Medicine located in Glendale, CA

Thrive Wellness Center For Women supports you living your best life. But the gynecology and functional medicine practice also wants to help you do that as safely and smartly as possible. Jennifer Huddleston, PA-C, and the women’s health experts offer regular sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening at the Glendale, California, office in Los Angeles. To learn more about STD screening, call the office or use the online scheduler to book a consultation.

STD Screening Q & A

What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?  

STDs are infections transmitted through sexual contact, including oral, vaginal, and anal intercourse. The infections may be bacterial, fungal, parasitic, or viral. Types of STDs include:

  • Human papilloma virus (HPV)
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Herpes
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis

STDs are very common and affect one out of every two sexually active individuals by age 25. Though STDs affect both men and women, women are more likely to develop serious health complications, such as cervical cancer or infertility. 

When do I need STD screening?  

STDs don’t always cause symptoms and the only way to know if you’ve contracted an STD is to get tested. The team at Thrive Wellness Center For Women can talk to you about STD screening and help you determine when you need testing.

In general, you should schedule an STD screening if you:

  • Are under age 25 and sexually active
  • Have multiple sexual partners
  • Had unprotected sex
  • A past sexual partner tested positive for an STD

The team at Thrive Wellness Center For Women may also include STD screening as part of your annual exam. When it comes to maintaining your best sexual health, regular STD screening is a must. 

What happens during STD screening?

The team at Thrive Wellness Center For Women offers convenient and discrete STD screening in a nonjudgmental environment. To determine the type of STD testing you need, your providers asks about your sexual history, as well as symptoms, if any. 

In most cases, you don’t need a pelvic exam for your STD screening. The team may be able to perform your STD screening with a saliva, blood, or urine test. 

When can I expect my STD screening results?

The team at Thrive Wellness Center For Women provides details about when you can expect the results of your STD screening during your test. Some tests provide results right away, while others may take a few days or a few weeks.

Once your STD screening results are available, your provider discusses the results with you and provides any necessary treatment. No matter the results, your providers spends time talking to you about your sexual health and offers constructive counseling and education to help you achieve your best health.

For discrete, non-judgemental STD screening from a compassionate team of women’s health experts, call Thrive Wellness Center For Women or schedule online today.