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If you are sexually active and want to maintain your health as well as the health of your partner, testing for STDs is essential. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) suggests you should be tested regularly if you are sexually active. At AFC Urgent Care West Chester, our walk-in urgent care center requires no appointment for STD Testing or STI Testing. You can depend on our facility for quick, confidential, and accurate testing. If your STD test comes back positive for an infection, our highly experienced staff can provide you with treatment and medical care.
STD Treatments are available at AFC Urgent Care in West Chester, PA. There are many STD’s we can treat at our walk-in clinic. The most common sexually transmitted diseases we can treat are:
Please note that our location cannot provide HIV treatment at this time. We can only test for it. Your primary care physician will have more information about treating an HIV infection.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are often the result of a bacterial infection. If caused by bacteria, these are relatively easy to treat with antibiotics. STDs and STIs caused by a virus are often more challenging to treat and cannot always be cured, but instead, have their symptoms managed. STDs have been known to infect a fetus of pregnant women. If you are with a child and suspect you have an STD, immediate treatment is recommended to protect your baby from infection.
Generally, Antibiotics and Antiviral drugs are the two types of STD Treatments we have available.
Antibiotics are usually very effective against STDs caused by parasites or bacteria and typically provide a cure. Antibiotic treatment can be given in a single dose or a treatment regimen lasting several days. Antibiotics can be used to treat chlamydia, syphilis, trichomoniasis, and gonorrhea. Someone who has multiple STDs, which isn’t uncommon, can have their STDs treated all at the same time. As with antibiotic prescriptions for other infections, you should finish every antibiotic even if you are feeling better to ensure the infection is gone. When you fill out your patient registration form at our front desk, be sure to inform our staff of any drug-related allergies you may have. This information will help us avoid giving you anything that would cause an allergic reaction.
Viral STDs, which include HIV and herpes, need antiviral drugs to be treated. Antibiotics will not be effective against these infections at all. Some viral STD infections may never be fully cured, unfortunately. However, the use of antiviral drugs can help reduce the recurrence of outbreaks, lower the risk of transmission, and suppress symptoms. Just because you are on antiviral drugs, doesn’t mean you are cured and you could still infect a partner. The sooner you start antiviral drug treatment, the easier it will be to keep your viral STD infection effectively in check.
Treatments for STDs and STIs involving antibiotics or antiviral drugs are available in most cases at our clinic. Depending on the nature of the STD, we can order additional treatments if needed.
Sex partners should wait for at least seven days after someone has finished their antibiotic medication before engaging in sexual activity. The person who is infected should complete their entire antibiotic regimen regardless if their symptoms are occurring. If your STD or STI has resulted in any visible sores, additional time should be given for these sores to heal. We suggest you and your partner be retested for an STD or STI about three months after treatment, as studies show there is a higher chance of reinfection at that time.
Absolutely. We can provide confidential STD treatment at our walk-in clinic for anyone in the West Chester area. Experts in this field suggest contacting current and past sexual partners in the last year if you discover you are infected. They should get tested as you may have infected them, or they may have unknowingly infected you. The sooner they can start their treatment, the easier it will be for them to manage their infection.
Local health departments have specialized personnel who can help you if you have difficulty contacting past partners. They can assist with notifications as it is critical to inform these previous partners to prevent the spread of any STDs in the community.
At AFC Urgent Care West Chester, we know it can be very stressful to think you have an STI or STD. While we understand you may want to skip right to treatment, testing is needed to confirm an STD or STI. Our doctors will not prescribe medication without a positive test result. These medications are powerful and must not be used unless an infection is present. Immediate testing in the West Chester, PA area is available if you suspect you have an STD or have risk factors for one. Do not delay medical treatment. Delay can result in severe medical conditions, chronic symptoms, complications, and even death. It also puts the general public at risk if you are sexually active.
While it may be natural to place blame on your partner, it can be difficult to determine who infected who. Avoid placing blame and instead concentrate on your sexual health. When you visit our walk-in clinic, be honest with our staff and doctors. Our urgent care center will provide you STD Treatments in a judgment-free environment. You will enjoy complete confidentiality.
AFC Urgent Care West Chester 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) 999-0204.
With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!
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.