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Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases or STDs, are contagious and are generally contracted by sexual contact. The organisms that cause STD may pass from person to person in blood, semen, or vaginal and other bodily fluids.

Some infections can also be transmitted nonsexually, such as from mother to infant during pregnancy or childbirth, or through blood transfusions or shared needles.

STD Symptoms

STDs have a range of signs and symptoms. That's why they may go unnoticed until complications occur or a partner is diagnosed. Signs and symptoms that might indicate an STD include:

  • Sores or bumps on the genitals or in the oral or rectal area
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Discharge from the penis
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Sore, swollen lymph nodes, particularly in the groin but sometimes more widespread
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Rash over the trunk, hands or feet

See a doctor immediately if:

  • You are sexually active and you believe you've been exposed to an STD
  • You have signs and symptoms of an STD


Make an appointment with a doctor for STI counseling and, if appropriate, screening tests:

  • When you consider becoming sexually active, or when you're 21 — whichever comes first
  • Before you start having sex with a new partner

 

STD Causes

STDs can be caused by:

  • Bacteria (gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia)
  • Parasites (trichomoniasis)
  • Viruses (human papillomavirus, genital herpes, HIV)

 

STD Tests at UDC:

We offer a private, personalize and comprehensive treatment for our patients at the Urology Diagnostic Clinic. Getting tested is quick and easy, depending on the specific STD you are being tested for, we may take a blood sample, a swab, or ask you to urinate in a cup.

 The list below gives you an idea of what to expect:

- Chlamydia: Swab of genital area or urine sample

- Gonorrhea: Swab of genital area or urine sample

- HIV: Blood test or swab from inside of mouth

- Genital herpes (no symptoms): Blood test (drawn from arm or a finger stick)

- Genital herpes (with symptoms): Swab of affected area; if at first negative for herpes, follow later with blood test to make sure

- Syphilis: Blood test, or sample taken from a sore

- Trichomoniasis: Swab of infected area, physical exam or sample of discharge

- HPV (genital warts): Visual diagnosis (Warts can occur in both men and women)

- HPV (cervical cancer): If Pap test result is abnormal, HPV DNA test and a biopsy may be done