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The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) suggests if you are sexually active to get tested regularly for sexually transmitted diseases. Regular testing is crucial to maintain the sexual health of you and your partner. At AFC Urgent Care Narberth, our urgent center can provide you with top-notch STD Testing. At our clinic, you will receive testing that is quick, accurate, and completely confidential. If at our clinic, your test comes back positive, our staff can help you with treatment and additional medical care if needed.
In most cases, you can receive STD Treatments at our walk-in clinic in Narberth, PA. We can treat many STD’s at AFC Urgent Care Narberth. Some of the most common sexually transmitted diseases we treat at our location include:
Note: Our location currently cannot provide treatment for HIV infections at this time. We can only offer testing for this STD. A primary care physician is better equipped to provide more information about treating an HIV infection.
A bacterial infection causes many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). If the cause is bacterial, these infections can usually be treated with antibiotics. STIs and STDs caused by a virus cannot be treated with antibiotics and can be challenging to treat. Viral infections can’t always be cured, and instead, their symptoms must be managed with various medications. A fetus can become infected with an STD in the womb, so if you are pregnant and suspect you may be infected, testing is recommended. Immediate treatment can help protect your baby from infection.
Antiviral drugs and antibiotics are generally the two types of STD Treatments we have available at AFC Urgent Care Narberth.
If bacteria or parasites cause your STD, antibiotics are an effective treatment solution for your infection. This treatment can be given in a single dose, or antibiotics can be taken over several days. Gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis can be treated using antibiotics. If you have multiple STDs, these all can be treated at the same time using antibiotics. If you have antibiotics to treat your STD over the course of several days, you should complete your treatment even if you no longer show symptoms to ensure the infection is gone. When you come to our urgent care center and fill out the patient registration form, please list any drug-related allergies you may have. This information helps us avoid any medications that may cause an allergic reaction.
STDs of a viral nature, like herpes and HIV, can not be treated with antibiotics and must be treated with antiviral drugs. Not all viral STDs will be fully cured, and instead, these drugs help manage symptoms, lower the risk of transmission, and reduce the recurrence of outbreaks. Even if you are on a regular regimen of antiviral drugs, you may not be fully cured, and you could still infect your partner. The sooner an antiviral drug treatment plan is started, the more effective it will be to keep your STD infection effectively in check.
We can provide antibiotics or antiviral drugs for STD and STI Treatments at our walk-in clinic. We can also order additional medications if needed depending on the nature of your infection.
Doctors recommend that partners abstain from any sexual activity for at least seven days after finishing any antibiotic treatment. Even if you are no longer showing any overt symptoms of an infection, you should complete your entire regimen of medication. If your STD or STI has caused any visible sores, you should wait until those sores have completely healed. Retesting for an STI or STD is suggested three months after you have completed your treatment. Studies suggest there is a higher chance of reinfection during this time.
Our walk-in clinic can provide complete confidential STD Treatment for anyone in the Narberth, PA area. To protect the health of your partners and your community, contact your current and past sexual partners within the last year if you test positive for an STD or STI. They should get tested as well. You may have infected them, or they may have been the ones who infected you. The sooner your past partners can start their treatment, the easier it will be for them to manage a possible infection.
If you have difficulty contacting your past partners, check with your local health department. They may have specialized personnel who can help you with this process. Anyone who has risk factors for an STD infection must be informed so they can begin treatment and protect their other partners from possible infection.
We understand at AFC Urgent Care Narberth that it can be stressful to believe you have an STD or STI. Some may want to skip the testing process altogether and go immediately to treatment. However, our doctors will not prescribe medication without a positive test result. The medications used to treat these infections must not be used unless an STD or STI is confirmed through testing. However, we provide confidential STD Testing and STI Testing at our urgent care center for you. Avoid delaying treatment as an STD or STI can lead to complications, chronic symptoms, severe medical conditions, and even death. The general public is also put at risk if you remain sexually active with an untreated STD.
It can often be challenging to determine who infected who, so avoid placing blame one your partner and concentrate on your treatment. When you visit AFC Urgent Care Narberth, be honest with our staff and physicians. You will enjoy a judgment-free environment when provided with STD Treatments and always complete confidentiality.
AFC Urgent Care Narberth is available seven days a week to provide you the health care you need for your STD or STI. We can help educate you and provide you with STD Treatments. Call today at (484) 270-8600.
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Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.