Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that is treatable. Both men and women can contract chlamydia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are nearly 3 million new chlamydia infections annually in the United States. It is easy to transmit and many patients may not have symptoms. You should especially consider chlamydia testing if you have had unprotected sex with a partner at risk for STD’s. Thankfully, with early detection Chlamydia can be treated. If left untreated however Chlamydia can cause several complications including infertility.
Gonorrhea like Chlamydia is a bacterial STD infection which can be treated with antibiotics. Gonorrhea causes infections of the Male and Female genital tracts. It is common in the United States. If left untreated Gonorrhea can cause serious health problems. Some strains are also resistant to antibiotics so testing and treatment are important. Testing can be done with Urine Samples or Swabs and no needles or blood tests are needed.
HIV is a viral STD. There is currently no known cure making early. detection all the more important. Testing for HIV is simple and there are a number of tests on the market. Some tests may not detect the virus in a patient for up to 6 months. Some tests called PCR may detect the virus as soon as 2 weeks but are more expensive. EmergencyMD offers a variety of tests to detect HIV and our physicians and staff can help guide you.
Genital Herpes is a viral infection which although not likely fatal has no known cure. Transmission occurs during outbreaks which can be very painful. Even though there is no cure there are medications that can shorten and even prevent outbreaks of the illness. Testing is easy and sometimes herpes can be diagnosed using inspection alone.
Syphilis is a bacterial infection that if left untreated can lead to permanent disability and death. The symptoms of Syphillis vary by the stage of the disease and patients may not realize they have contracted the illness. Prevention and early detection are key as this is a very treatable disease, especially in the early stages.
HPV or Human Papilloma Virus is like the name suggests a vir