SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (STDs)
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from person to person through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Our STD panel includes testing for the following STDs:
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Many STDs have no symptoms, so a person can be infected and not know it. This is why it's important to get tested regularly if you're sexually active. Testing can involve taking a sample of bodily fluid, such as blood, urine, or discharge, or swabbing an affected area. Some STDs, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, can be diagnosed with a urine test, while others, such as syphilis and herpes, require a blood test. If you test positive for an STD, prompt treatment can help to prevent the spread of the infection and prevent potential complications.