Studies continue to show the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and infections, called STD, throughout the United States. They can be easily spread between people when proper precautions are not taken and the condition has not been properly treated. Many STDs have unique symptoms that can make everyday activities uncomfortable. If you have reason to believe you may have an STD, it is important that you get tested by a professional and obtain a thorough evaluation with a trusted team of professionals, such as our doctors at GYN Choices in East Brunswick, NJ.
What is an STD?
An STD is a sexually transmitted disease that is obtained by having unprotected sex with someone who has it. Some of the more common STDs tested for in our facility include:
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Bacterial vaginosis
These conditions can be passed from person to person, especially if they are not treated. Some are treatable with medications, while others may stay with a person for life. Because of the nature of STDs, it is appropriate for patients to maintain the same sexual partners or to practice safe sex with the use of condoms to prevent spread. Men and women who are sexually active and engaging in sexual activities should use protection and have STD testing performed regularly to monitor their health and avoid the spread of STD to others unknowingly.
What symptoms arise with an STD?
There are some STDs that produce no symptoms, while others have obvious signs of infection, including the development of sores, rashes, etc. in the genital areas. Other STDs can cause pain and stinging when urinating or severe itching and discomfort. If you are experiencing any symptoms that relate to common STDs and have recently had sexual relations with someone without protection, it might be time to speak with one of our team members about having an STD screening performed.
Call GYN Choices today to obtain STD testing
If you live in the area of East Brunswick, NJ and are in need of STD testing, speak to our professionals today to learn more about the services offered in our practice. We are conveniently located at 281 Summerhill Road and can be reached by calling (732) 408-6182.