STD Testing and Treatment Questions and Answers
Minit Medical Urgent Care offers affordable, quick and confidential STD testing and treatment by our board-certified doctors. Don’t allow STDs to ruin your health. For more information, please call us or simply walk-in! We serve patients from Lahaina HI, Kahului HI, Kihei HI, Launiupoko HI, Olowalu Hi, Wailuku HI, Kula HI, Makawao HI, Paia HI, Wailea HI, Haiku HI and Waihee-Waiehu HI.
Could you be the 1? Studies reveal that approximately 1 in 4 Americans are suffering from a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Are you concerned that you or your partner might be one of them? Minit Medical is here for you! Each of the conveniently located Minit Medical facilities offers discreet testing for sexually transmitted diseases, and or, sexually transmitted infections (STI). We also offer a variety of treatment options should any test results come back positive.
How Could I Contract an STD or STI?
Sexually transmitted diseases and infections are spread through any kind of sexual contact (vaginal, anal, oral, outer-course, and genital touching). These infections can be spread very easily and are among the most common in the United States. STD’s and STI’s affect both men and women of all age groups. If you and your partner are sexually active, you are at risk of contracting an STD or STI.
What are Common STI’s and Symptoms?
Some of the most common bacterial infections include Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis. These infections result from direct contact with the infected area. Symptoms for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea often include abnormal discharge in women and any discharge in men. Also, burning and or an unusual feeling during urination are indications. Syphilis symptoms occur in three stages: sores, skin rash, fever, fatigue, and swollen lymph nodes will occur. These sexually transmitted bacterial infections can cause you to have permanent health problems and for some there is no cure. Women can also suffer from Vaginitis, which a bacterial, or yeast infection that causes increased vaginal discharge and burning and itching.
What are Common STD’s and Symptoms?
Most often the STD’s people are infected with are, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Herpes Simplex 1 & 2 Virus (HSV), Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus/Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), and Hepatitis B. HPV causes genital warts that can lead to cancer. Herpes visual symptoms include painful blisters or sores, flu-like symptoms, fever, and swollen glands. HIV/AIDS may include symptoms like weight loss, fever, fatigue, repeated infections, sore throat, and blotches on the skin. Hepatitis B indications are yellow skin and eyes, dark urine, fatigue, weakness, weight loss, and pain in the abdomen. There is no cure for these diseases but medication can help control the effects of the disease.
How Does Testing Work?
Simply call to make an appointment or walk in to any of our Minit Medical facilities. Urine samples, blood tests, and vaginal or cervical samples are often required. Then one of our experienced physicians will privately discuss with you all test results as well as the best treatment options for you and your partner.
What You Should Know
Many people have no signs when they have contracted an STD or STI. Some STD’s can be fatal for both you and your partner. Getting tested is often the only way to know if you have been infected. By getting tested early, and receiving proper treatment, you can prevent problems that might not be reversible later.
There are steps you can take to help prevent yourself from getting an STD and an STI. Choosing not to have sex is one of the most effective preventative steps. Do not have unprotected sex with anyone. Not having sex with multiple partners is another way you can reduce your risk of exposure. Open and honest communication with your sexual partner at all times about STD’s or STI’s and being willing to get tested is vital.
What Should I Do Next?
Call or visit your nearest Minit Medical facility and speak with one of our trusted physicians. Here at Minit Medical we know that talking about STD’s and STI’s can be difficult, and that is why we want you to know you can feel safe and comfortable here at our judgement-free clinics. Your physical and sexual health is important. So why put you or your partner at risk any longer? Get tested today!