Many people associate urgent care with immediate medical care for injuries or concerning illnesses, but did you know that we can also offer you STD testing? Protecting your sexual health is a cornerstone to your overall health, so it is important to have easy access to STD testing.
STDs are actually incredibly common in the United States. One in five people will contract an STD every year.
It is important to make testing a priority, especially if you are having symptoms or are entering into a new relationship. If you are looking for an easy and efficient place to get tested, come see us at any one of our AFC Urgent Care TN locations!
Are STDs Spread Easily?
STDs can be very easy to spread as they are transferred from person to person through sexual contact. The trouble with some STDs is that they don’t always cause symptoms, so you could be spreading something around without even knowing you are doing it. Getting tested often can help stop an infection before it becomes an outbreak.
We can test for and treat many common STDs at any one of our AFC Urgent Care TN locations. You can review the full list on our website, but the most common tests are listed below.
STD Tests Available at AFC
Will Something Bad Happen If I Ignore an STD?
Leaving an STD untreated puts you at risk for serious health complications later in life. Ignoring symptoms can make an infection worse, can cause infertility and pregnancy issues, and you can pass it to someone else. Avoid all of this by just getting a test done!
While we know that it can be difficult to talk about sexual health, our providers truly want what is best for you, and we will treat your case with the privacy and respect you deserve. Our goal is to always put your health first, and that includes your sexual health as well.
Tips to Avoid Contracting an STD
- Get tested frequently.
- Wear a condom.
- Always communicate diagnoses with partners.
- Get vaccinated for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and HPV.
Are you concerned that you contracted an STD? Come get tested at one of our AFC TN locations today.