Dallas STD Testing
What Does It Involve?
When you visit Advance ER for STD testing, a dedicated medical professional on our multidisciplinary team will begin by evaluating your symptoms and asking you a few questions about your medical history. From there, he or she may order a simple blood or urine test, which can be performed and promptly evaluated onsite in our clinical lab.
The following are a few of the most common STDs, all of which we provide testing for:
- Human papilloma virus (HPV)
- Genital herpes
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/AIDS)
Importance of STD Testing
While some symptoms of STDs can be readily apparent, there are common STDs that present little to no symptoms and are therefore impossible to diagnose without proper screening. If you are sexually active, consider visiting us for routine STD testing to help ensure the health of you and your partner.
At Advance ER, we understand how important your privacy is to you. The reason for your visit will always be kept confidential, and you will receive medical treatment in a comfortable and private room with one of our friendly and passionate medical personnel seeing you through every step of the screening process.
Getting the Results
An STD diagnosis might be confirmed after the physical exam, but in most cases, the samples must go to a lab to confirm a diagnosis. It normally takes a few days for the results to come back from the laboratory. The urgent care office will call with the results at that time. Patients who are diagnosed with STDs need to come back to urgent care for treatment.
Treatment for STD
Patients who have a bacterial STD such as gonorrhea or chlamydia will receive a prescription for antibiotics. It is critical to follow the instructions so the antibiotics kill the infection. Patients should undergo a second round of testing three months after finishing the antibiotics to ensure the infection did not reappear. If it reoccurs, patients must undergo a second round of treatment.
Genital herpes is a viral STD and cannot be cured. However, antiviral drugs limit the number of outbreaks and also reduce the symptoms. These drugs also make infected patients less likely to pass the disease to sexual partners.
For more information about STD testing, or to schedule one at Advance ER, call us at (214) 494-8222 today.