Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Sexually Transmitted Infections, or STIs (also know as sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs) are infections that spread primarily through sexual activity. While STIs can cause a variety of long term health issues, many people do not experience symptoms. This is why routine screening is so important.
Which STI Tests are Available?
While it is possible to test for many types of infections, not all tests are appropriate for all patients. Your provider will help you decide which tests to choose, based on your personal risk factors. Examples of possible tests include:
- Hepatitis A, B and C
- Herpes Simplex (HSV)
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
How are the samples collected?
Most STIs can be tested for through basic blood and urine samples. Depending on risk factors, certain tests may require oral, rectal, skin, or vaginal swabs. We offer convenient on-site phlebotomy and sample collection, saving you time and avoiding the need to travel to a different facility.
True Emergency? For true life-threatening emergencies, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or severe abdominal pain, you should go to the nearest emergency department or call 911.