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STD Testing And Treatment

Ideal Gynecology, LLC

Women’s Health Practitioners located in Atlanta, GA serving Stockbridge, Conyers, Locust Grove, Hampton, Covington, Jackson, Buckhead, Vinings, Smyrna, Roswell, Alpharetta, Midtown, and Sandy Springs, GA

At Ideal Gynecology, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia, you can put your mind at ease with discrete and efficient STD testing and treatment. Lillian Schapiro, MD, and Olivia Taylor Lee, WHNP provide compassionate, diligent care and treatment as needed. Schedule your confidential appointment using the online scheduler or by calling the office nearest you today.

STD Testing and Treatment Q & A

What STD testing and treatment is available?

At Ideal Gynecology, LLC, a full panel STD test can be part of your routine annual wellness exam after age 30 if you request it. If you think you’ve been exposed or you’re experiencing symptoms, you can request STD testing at any time.

Some of the most commonly performed STD tests include:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Genital herpes
  • HIV
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis

You can also get tested for other, less common, STDs if needed. 

Ideal Gynecology, LLC, determines the best treatment based on the results of your STD testing.

What are STD symptoms?

Many STDs do not have obvious symptoms, at least in the early stages of the disease, which is one of the main reasons that STDs spread so quickly. For STDs with symptoms, you may notice the following: 

  • Irregular menstrual periods for women
  • Painful urination
  • Painful intercourse
  • Bleeding after intercourse
  • Genital itching
  • Lower belly pain
  • Sores, bumps, or blisters on genitals
  • Unusual penile or vaginal discharge
  • Painful bowel movements

If you have any STD symptoms, get in touch with Ideal Gynecology, LLC, right away for STD testing and treatment. Most STD tests are simple blood or urine tests that quickly identify the cause of symptoms and determine an appropriate treatment plan.

How often should I get routine STD testing?

The frequency of STD testing needed depends on many factors, including your age, medical history, and sexual activity. General guidelines for STD testing include:

  • HIV testing once between ages 13 and 64
  • HPV tests after age 30 (sooner if you have abnormal Pap smears)
  • Chlamydia and gonorrhea tests annually under age 25 
  • Hepatitis C testing if you were born between 1945 and 1965
  • Syphilis test if you have multiple sex partners or use IV drugs
  • Genital herpes test if you have symptoms or had genital herpes in the past

Ideal Gynecology, LLC, discusses your risk factors and determines how often you should get routine STD testing. Routine STD testing is separate from as-needed tests required when you have STD symptoms.

What are my STD treatment options?

STD treatments vary depending on the condition in need of treatment. 

Use the convenient online scheduler or call the Ideal Gynecology, LLC, office nearest you to book your appointment today.