STDs 2019-08-13T16:18:42+00:00
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Nearly half of all Americans will have an STD (sexually transmitted disease) at some point, and anyone sexually active – even with just one partner – is at risk of contracting an STD. Your health is important…know for sure. We can provide answers, and help you get started on the path to health and wellness.

STD testing is provided by our licensed nurse practitioners using the latest, most reliable screening tools and technologies. Once your results are known, we provide treatment options and connect you with trusted medical professionals who can help if necessary.

Well-Woman Exams

A well-woman exam is recommended annually to review elements of your reproductive health. It is the foundation for wellness, health promotion, disease detection and management throughout your life. The well-woman exam includes a breast exam, pelvic exam, and a Pap test, if indicated. The Pap test is a screening test that can identify abnormal or pre-cancerous cervical cell changes caused by HPV infections. A Pap test is recommended routinely for all sexually active women, starting at age 21.

Comprehensive well-woman exams along with holistic health education are provided by our licensed nurse practitioners.

Common STDs
There are many different types of STDs, some have symptoms, some do not. Hope Resource Center provides testing for some of the most common STDs. Our STD testing is free and completely confidential. Don’t wonder. Know for sure. Contact us for STD testing and treatment today.
Roughly 1 in 6 people in the U.S. ages 14 to 49 have a genital herpes infection. Many people are unaware of their infection. Most people do not experience symptoms or have very mild symptoms that often go unnoticed. Those who have symptoms experience painful genital sores. There is no treatment that can cure herpes, but antiviral medications may shorten or prevent outbreaks.
An estimated 3.7 million people in the U.S. have trichomoniasis (trich), a common STD caused by a parasite. Most men and women who are infected do not experience symptoms. Trichomoniasis can increase the risk of getting or spreading other STDs. It can be easily cured with a prescription antibiotic.
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common STD. Approximately 150 types of HPV have been identified and at least 40 of these can infect the genital area. HPV is passed with intimate skin-to-skin contact. Condoms may not prevent transmission because the virus can be located anywhere in the genital region, including places not covered by a condom. Many people do not experience symptoms. However, low-risk HPV types can cause genital warts and high-risk HPV types can lead to cervical, anal, throat and oral cancer. While there is no treatment for HPV itself, symptoms of the virus – including warts and cancer – can be treated. In most cases a healthy immune system eventually clears the infection.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infects cells of the immune system, breaking down the body’s ability to fight off infections and diseases. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) refers to advanced stages of HIV infections where symptoms may occur. There are over 1 million people living with HIV in the U.S.
Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. Any sexually active person can be infected with chlamydia. The greater the number of sex partners, the greater the risk of infection. Because the cervix of teenage girls and young women is not fully matured, they are at particularly high risk for infection.
Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported communicable disease in the U.S. Many do not have any symptoms. Those who have symptoms often experience a burning sensation when urinating. In women, these symptoms are often mistaken for a bladder or urinary tract infection. Although gonorrhea is curable, if left untreated it can cause serious and permanent health problems in both men and women.
Syphilis is an STD caused by bacteria that is transmitted from person to person by direct contact with syphilis sores. Syphilis is diagnosed by a blood test and is easily treated and cured in its early stages. Untreated syphilis may cause long-term complications and even death.
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