STD and STI Screening With AFC Urgent Care Norwalk

April 2, 2024

 AFC Urgent Care Norwalk's clinic promoting STD/STI screening services

In our modern world, where conversations surrounding sexual health are gaining prominence, it's essential to grasp the disparities between Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). AFC Urgent Care Norwalk aims to illuminate this subject and equip you with vital insights to prioritize your sexual well-being.

To facilitate your understanding, AFC Urgent Care Norwalk has compiled a comprehensive guide to further educate you.

Understanding STDs and STIs

STDs and STIs are infections that are primarily transmitted through sexual activity, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex.

Bacterial Vaginosis: (BV) is a common, treatable, vaginal condition which can increase your chance of getting an STD.

Chlamydia: Chlamydia is a common, but treatable, STD. If left untreated, chlamydia can make it difficult for a woman to get pregnant.

Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea is a common STD that can be treated with the right medication. If left untreated, gonorrhea can cause very serious health problems.

Syphilis: Syphilis can have very serious problems when left untreated. It is simple to cure with the right treatment.

Herpes: Genital herpes is a common STD, but most people with the infection do not know they have it. While there is no cure, there are medicines available that can

prevent or shorten outbreaks. These medicines also can make it less likely to pass the infection on.

Hepatitis - Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplants.

Importance of Regular STD and STI Testing

Regular testing is crucial for the early detection and treatment of STDs and STIs. AFC Urgent Care Norwalk offers confidential testing services to ensure privacy and confidentiality throughout the process. Our experienced healthcare professionals are here to provide compassionate care and support, guiding individuals through the testing process with sensitivity and understanding.

Prevention Strategies

Prevention is key when it comes to STDs and STIs.

Abstinence - The most reliable way to avoid infection is to not have sex (i.e., anal, vaginal or oral).

Use Condoms - Correct and consistent use of the male latex condom is highly effective in reducing STD transmission. If you have latex allergies, synthetic non-latex condoms can be used.

Vaccination - Vaccines are safe, effective, and recommended ways to prevent hepatitis B and HPV.  

Reduce Number of Sex Partners - Reducing your number of sex partners can decrease your risk for STDs.

Mutual Monogamy - Mutual monogamy means that you agree to be sexually active with only one person, who has agreed to be sexually active only with you.

Avoid Sharing - sex toys, drinks, and other objects

Take Control of Your Sexual Health

Don't wait until it's too late. Take control of your sexual health today by scheduling a confidential STD/STI test at AFC Urgent Care Norwalk. Together, we can work towards a healthier and happier community.

AFC Urgent Care Norwalk Offers Confidential STD Testing

AFC Urgent Care Norwalk prioritizes offering inclusive sexual health services and support to empower you with knowledge and protection. Seize control of your sexual health today for a healthier tomorrow.

Our center is open seven days a week, welcoming walk-ins. If you prefer scheduling an appointment via your phone for added convenience, that option is also available. AFC Urgent Care Norwalk accepts most insurance plans, and our streamlined online payment system ensures a hassle-free check-in and check-out process. We are committed to serving you

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