STDs and HIV

We provide testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Clicking a “Learn more” link will take you to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

Vaginal Infections

This is a catch-all name for too much bacteria growing in the vagina. It is sometimes called bacterial vaginosis or BV.  While it is not an STD, we do get a lot of questions about it. Typically, there is a healthy balance of yeast and bacteria in the vagina. Sometimes this gets knocked out of order and we use antibiotics to get it back in check.

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is spread by infected blood and other bodily fluids such as semen, vaginal secretions, and open sores. Hepatitis B is a serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the liver.

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HIV / AIDS

HIV doesn’t spread by just hugging or kissing. Blood, semen, vaginal fluid, or breast milk that’s HIV positive has to get into your body for it to spread.

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Molluscum

Molluscum causes tiny little bumps with a dimple in the center to form on the skin. It spreads through skin to skin touching.

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver. The virus causes so few symptoms and most people don’t know that they have the disease.

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Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that is easy to test for and is treated with antibiotics. It often causes no symptoms.

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Hepatitis

Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver. The virus causes so few symptoms and most people don’t know that they have the disease.

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HPV (Genital Warts)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. HPV is the name of a group of viruses that include more than 100 different types. Thirty of the HPV strains are believed to be sexually transmitted.

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of a woman’s reproductive organs. It is a complication often caused by some STDs, like chlamydia and gonorrhea. Other infections that are not sexually transmitted can also cause PID.

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Trichomoniasis

This “trichy” infection can cause a fish-like odor and abnormal vaginal discharge.

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Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is really similar to chlamydia, except it can be more difficult to spread around and harder to get rid of. Sometimes a person will notice abnormal discharge, pain when they pee, or pain in their lower belly. All we need is some urine to test for it and we can cure it with antibiotics.

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Herpes

Herpes is virus that is spread through skin to skin contact. There is no cure for herpes, but there are treatments that can help outbreaks not happen as often.

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Jock Itch

Jock itch is a fungal infection of the groin. IT IS NOT A STD. But we get a lot of questions about it. It is a common skin disorder that occurs almost exclusively in people with penises.

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Syphilis

Syphilis is an infection that shows up in 3 different stages. The first thing most people will notice is a painless sore on their genitals, mouth, or anus. Testing for syphilis is just a quick blood draw. It is one of the infections that we can cure with antibiotics, but if we don’t cure it, it can be deadly.

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