Comprehensive STD Testing at Instant Urgent Care
At Instant Urgent Care, we provide walk-in testing for STDs, UTIs, and other infections.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections transferred from person to person during any form of intercourse. STDs are very common, and often times don’t show noticeable symptoms. Some cases can be tricky, given that some symptoms of other STDs overlap others, or mimic other diseases and illnesses, and some symptoms of STDs are impossible to ignore. The only surefire way of detecting an infection or disease is by being tested.
At Instant Urgent Care, we can diagnose and treat common STDs such as:
- Genital Warts
- Pubic Lice
It is possible to contract sexually transmitted diseases from individuals that show no symptoms. It is important to remember the importance of getting tested for an STD, especially if symptoms emerge. If you believe you’ve been exposed to an STD, be sure to visit Instant Urgent Care for diagnosis and treatment.
For more information about our STD Testing Services, please call us at (408) 687-4806, or stop by today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Discover the answers to your questions and useful information about Laboratory and Diagnostics Services.
If you suspect you may have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or are engaging in sexual activity, it’s crucial to get tested regularly, especially if you have new or multiple sexual partners. The most common way to check for STDs is through a visit to a healthcare professional or a sexual health clinic. They can conduct various tests, including blood tests, urine tests, and swab tests, depending on the type of infection you may be at risk for.
The best test for an STD depends on the specific infection you’re concerned about. Common STD tests include blood tests, urine tests, and swab tests. For example, blood tests are often used for HIV and syphilis, urine tests can detect infections like chlamydia and gonorrhea, and swab tests are used for herpes and certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Consult with a healthcare professional to determine the most appropriate tests based on your situation.
Yes, a urine test can detect certain STDs, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea. These infections can be identified by analyzing a urine sample. However, it’s important to note that not all STDs can be detected through a urine test, so healthcare providers may recommend additional tests based on your symptoms, risk factors, and sexual history.
The time it takes to receive STD test results can vary depending on the type of test and the specific infection being screened. Some tests, like rapid HIV tests, can provide results within minutes, while others may take a few days to a week. It’s important to follow up with your healthcare provider to ensure you receive your results and discuss any necessary next steps or treatment options.
While many STDs are curable with appropriate treatment, some viral infections are not currently curable but can be managed. Examples of viral infections include HIV, herpes, and hepatitis B. Although there is no cure for these infections, antiretroviral medications and other treatments can help manage symptoms, slow the progression of the disease, and improve the quality of life for individuals affected. Regular medical care and adherence to prescribed treatments are essential for managing these conditions.