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Wilmington, NC STD Testing

Comprehensive and Discreet STD Testing Services in Wilmington, NC

Seeking STD testing is a crucial step in safeguarding your sexual health. At AFC Wilmington, we understand the concerns of convenience, cost, and privacy that often deter individuals from getting tested. Our clinic provides a discreet and hassle-free environment, ensuring you have easy access to the screenings you need.

Common STDs Include:

  • Chlamydia
  • Genital herpes
  • Genital warts
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis B
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Pubic lice

Efficient STD Testing Process:

Depending on your symptoms, medical history, and sexual activity, our skilled providers will determine the most suitable STD tests, which may include:

  • Blood sample
  • Urine sample
  • Swab of the mouth
  • Genital swab
  • Swab of discharge or sores

Our testing process is quick, painless, and conducted with the utmost professionalism.

Who Should Get Tested?

If you are sexually active, regular testing is recommended, especially for:

  • Individuals under 25 who are sexually active
  • Those with new or multiple sexual partners, or a partner with an STD
  • Men who have sex with men (3-to-6 month intervals)
  • At-risk pregnant women, with repeat testing as needed

Additionally, consider testing if you are starting a new relationship, contemplating not using condoms, suspecting infidelity, or experiencing symptoms of a potential STI.

Symptoms of STDs: Recognizing the Signs

Many STDs can be asymptomatic, meaning they may not show obvious symptoms. However, they can still cause harm over time. Recognizing potential signs is crucial for early intervention and treatment.

  • Sores or bumps in genital areas
  • Unusual discharge from the vagina or penis
  • Burning sensation during urination or increased frequency of urination
  • Itching, pain, irritation, or swelling in the genital or anal region
  • Flu-like symptoms such as fever, body aches, swollen glands, and fatigue

Risks of Untreated STDs

Leaving an STD untreated can lead to various health complications, including:

  • Increased risk of infertility
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Transmission to sexual partners
  • Harm to an unborn baby if pregnant
  • Elevated susceptibility to HIV infections

The Rise of STDs, Especially Among Younger Individuals

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise, particularly among younger populations. AFC Wilmington recognizes this concerning trend and is committed to offering fast and confidential testing services to address the growing need for sexual health awareness.

Understanding STDs: Bacterial, Viral, and Parasitic

  • Bacterial STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis can be effectively treated with antibiotics.
  • Viral STDs, such as HIV, genital herpes, HPV, and Hepatitis B & C, require ongoing management with prescription medications.
  • Parasitic STDs, including public lice and scabies, can often be cured with prescribed medications and creams.

Protect Your Sexual Health with AFC Wilmington

Don't put off STD testing. AFC Wilmington provides confidential and efficient testing services to ensure your peace of mind. For more information, reach out to one of our medical professionals at 910-769-8080. Your sexual health matters, and we're here to support you.

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AFC Urgent Care FAQs

  • What will my STD test consist of?

    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.

  • What are the risks of leaving STDs untreated?

    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.

  • Which STDs can AFC test for?

    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.

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