How Often Are STDs Diagnosed at AFC?

Feeling sick is never fun, but it can be especially troublesome if you suspect an STD, or sexually transmitted disease. While they can be uncomfortable, they are really common! In fact, one in five Americans experience an STD in a given year.

Since those odds are pretty significant, you may find yourself wondering if you need to be tested one day. Did you know that AFC tests and treats STDs?

Our AFC Urgent Care Cleveland team explains more about our STD testing process and how we can help you feel better below.

What Does Testing for STDs Do for Me?

If you are sexually active, it is always a possibility that you will contract an STD at some point. It might be obvious if you are experiencing telltale symptoms like burning, itching or pain, but sometimes STDs can be present without any symptoms at all. This can be especially troublesome because you could be unknowingly spreading it to other people.

In addition to protecting others from getting sick, you should also get confirmation of a diagnosis so you can avoid long-term health issues or a worsening infection. We can help diagnose you faster and come up with a treatment plan! We have a rapid 30 minute testing option for some of the more common STDs and we can get you results in a matter of minutes.

Common Symptoms of STDs

  • Pain during sex
  • Pain while urinating
  • Sores, itchiness or discharge in your groin area
  • Abnormal bleeding

Why Is Getting Treated Important?

Don’t ignore any symptoms of a possible STD. While it is true that some do go away on their own, you don’t want to run the risk of your infection getting worse and spreading. An untreated STD can lead to fertility issues later in life, pelvic inflammatory disease or chronic pain.

We can help you figure out what you are suffering from! Our rapid tests can detect common STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis. Once diagnosed, we can discuss treatment options so you are back on your feet in no time at all. Even if you do feel shy or uncomfortable about coming to see us regarding your sexual health, remember that we are only here to help you feel better.

STD Prevention

  • Get tested often, even if you don’t have any symptoms.
  • Wear a condom every time.
  • Communicate openly with your partners.
  • Get vaccinated for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and HPV.

We can help you overcome an STD. Come get tested at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland today.