If you are sexually active, STDs are always a lingering threat no matter how careful you are. STDs can spread quickly, especially through dense populations.

While some STDs cause some very obvious symptoms, others can be present without any symptoms at all. Untreated STDs can impact your life in a significant way down the road.

Our AFC Urgent Care NC team explains more about STD testing and the importance of it below, so read on to learn more.

Why Is STD Testing Necessary?

You want to be as healthy as possible when it comes to your overall health, so your sexual health should also be a priority! Getting sick is never fun, but when you have the potential to make someone else really sick, too, seeking treatment is always the right thing to do.

If you are sexually active or if you are entering into a new relationship, getting tested can help identify any hidden STDs. This ensures you are not only taking care of yourself, but you are taking care of your partner as well. Come see us at any one of our NC locations for a rapid STD test!

Common STDs That AFC NC Locations Test For

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • HPV

What Is the Most Common Treatment for STDs?

You never need to make an appointment in advance in order to be seen at one of our centers. Just stop by and we will get you back quickly. After a quick health history, we will either take a blood draw, urine sample or swab and run it through our lab. If it comes back positive, we have some options.

The most common treatment options for STDs are antibiotics, and they can effectively get rid of many infections if you take the entire dosage. Remember, quick treatment is key when it comes to STDs. The longer you have one without treating it, the higher the risk you run of experiencing long-term health effects. You could end up with pelvic inflammatory disease, fertility troubles or even pregnancy complications. Come see us for your routine tests to keep all of those troubles at bay.

Tips to Support Your Health and Wellness

  • Get tested often, and especially when switching partners.
  • Wear a condom.
  • Don’t hide information from your partner.
  • Get vaccinated for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and HPV.

We are here seven days a week. Stop by one of our AFC Urgent Care NC centers today for an STD test.