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Many people don’t get tested for sexually transmitted disease (STD) because of inconvenience, cost or embarrassment. AFC Memphis makes it easy to get the screenings you need to protect your health. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are very common among people of all ages in the United States. Especially for younger people, STDs are on the rise.
We have an in-house lab, and no appointments are necessary. At AFC Memphis, you can get fast, discreet results with less hassle. Whether you’re experiencing any symptoms or simply want to protect yourself by doing Routine STD testing, AFC Memphis can help. Our providers can also provide prescriptions if an infection is detected.
There are dozens of known STDs in the US, which are categorized as:
Some of the most common STDs include:
Many people do not realize they are infected with an STD because many of the diseases don’t have any symptoms. You can be infected with an STD for years without knowing it. However, when STDs are asymptomatic, they can still cause damage to your body.
Different STDs have different symptoms and may include:
If you are sexually active, you should get tested at AFC Memphis once a year. You should get tested more often if you are:
You should also be screened for STDs if:
Ultimately, depending on your specific symptoms (such as pain, sores, discharge, etc.), medical history, and sexual history, your medical provider will decide what type of STD test to give. Some STDs are similar, so you might be tested for a few different types. Testing types at AFC Memphis include:
STD testing is quick and painless. Our medical team is well-equipped with the tools and experience to provide you with fast, reliable testing and treatments.
There are many different STDs, so the risks will depend on the disease. Some of the risks included cancer, infertility, transmission to sexual partners, and harm to unborn babies. If left untreated, asymptomatic STDs can lead to:
That depends on what we’re ultimately testing for. Some tests include swabs of the genitals or mouth, while others require urine or blood tests.
There are many different STDs, so the risks will depend on the disease. Cancer, infertility, transmission to sexual partners, and harm to unborn babies are a few risks of leaving STDs untreated.
We’re able to test for some of the most common STDs including gonorrhea, genital warts and herpes, chlamydia, HPV, and more. Call your local clinic for a full rundown of the testing they can provide.