With 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STD) diagnosed every year, there’s no doubt that STDs are a threat to anyone who’s sexually active. At Millennium Park Medical Associates board-certified internist Farah Khan, MD, FACP, offers onsite STD screening with results available right away. Use the online appointment tool or call the practice in Greenwood Village, Colorado, to book your private STD screening now.
STD screening is a group of tests that check for sexually transmitted infections. These include infections typically transmitted during unprotected sexual contact or through IV drug use. STD screening checks for diseases such as:
Your STD screening depends on your personal history, symptoms, and needs. Millennium Park Medical Associates can customize your screening tests and then do the testing on-site.
Dr. Khan can determine if you need testing and can then recommend STD testing frequency based on your particular circumstances and needs.
Many STDs are completely asymptomatic until they reach a severe late stage. Because of that, anyone who's sexually active should get STD testing as recommended by Dr. Khan.
If you're in a high-risk group, which includes anyone with multiple sexual partners, gay men, and those who have unprotected sex, you may need more frequent testing.
It depends on which tests you're having. Generally, STD screening requires urine and blood samples and possibly a saliva swab. Millennium Park Medical Associates makes the STD screening process a smooth and comfortable one, while always maintaining your privacy.
Because they do your testing onsite, you can get your results right away. This eliminates the stress of waiting and wondering and allows you to take positive action to start treatment immediately.
STD treatment varies by disease. Some bacterial STDs, including chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea, are often curable with large-dose antibiotics.
Although some STDs, like herpes and HIV, aren’t curable, you can manage your condition effectively with Dr. Khan’s help.
For HIV and herpes, the standard treatment is antiviral drugs like suppressive therapy in which you take a daily dose of antivirals to prevent herpes outbreaks. Even with antiviral drugs, the virus is still in your body so it's important to follow all instructions for minimizing risk to others.
To get expert STD screening and treatment, call Millennium Park Medical Associates or use the online appointment tool to book your visit now.