When Is Getting an STD Test Necessary?

Your health is your greatest asset, so taking care of yourself should always be your top priority. While it may seem obvious to treat your symptoms when you get a cold or the flu, not everyone takes quick action if an STD is suspected.

We know that discussing your sexual health may not feel comfortable in the moment, but it is crucial for your long-term health! Getting tested right away can ensure a full recovery with no lasting complications.

Read on as our AFC Urgent Care Tyvola Road team explains the importance of getting tested for STDs and why it matters below.

Can STD Symptoms Appear Right Away?

All STDs are a bit different when it comes to symptoms, which can make them tricky to navigate on your own. Some appear after a few days to a few weeks, and some can exist in your body without showing symptoms at all.

This is why getting tested often is so crucial! You could be walking around with an STD with little to no symptoms and spreading it to your partners. Did you know that our AFC center is fully equipped to diagnose and treat STDs? A simple test can be performed, and your results will be ready in as little as 30 minutes.

Common STDs Tested for at AFC Tyvola Road

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • HPV

What Can Treat an STD?

When you come to see us for an STD test, we will take a simple urine sample, blood draw or swab and run it through our series of tests. If any of them come back positive, we will have a discussion about treatment options! Antibiotics are one of the most common treatments for many STDs.

You should prioritize coming in to see us regularly for an STD test, and especially if you are switching partners or entering into a new relationship. Failing to treat an STD can lead to further complications later in life like infertility, serious diseases like pelvic inflammatory disease or difficulties with pregnancies.

Tips For Maintaining Your Health

  • Test yourself before and after entering a new relationship.
  • Communicate clearly with your partner.
  • Wear a condom.
  • Get vaccinated against hepatitis A, hepatitis B and HPV.

Are you concerned that you contracted an STD? Come get tested at AFC Urgent Care Tyvola Road today.