STD Testing For Individuals
The CDC estimates that over 20 million people are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease or infection every year. STDs spread so quickly because sexually active adults do not test frequently enough and often don’t even know they have an infection.
Most STDs are preventable and treatable if caught early, which only happens with frequent testing. STDs can affect anyone, no matter your age, race or gender. The best defense is frequent testing and early treatment.
STD testing doesn’t need to be awkward or uncomfortable. Our facilities always provide the most accurate and confidential testing to help you stay in control of your health.
The most common STDs include:
- HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
- Hepatitis C
HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
The Human Papillomavirus, commonly referred to as HPV, is the most common sexually-transmitted disease. In addition to being extremely common, HPV is also virtually symptom-free, making the HPV test very important. Using an advanced DNA test, ARCpoint Labs can provide female patients with a positive or negative diagnosis.
Chlamydia is a bacterial STD and is easily spread due to the typical lack of physical symptoms in the early stages. Untreated, it can lead to serious medical issues including permanent damage to the reproductive system. A simple urine test is used to diagnose chlamydia, which is easily treated with antibiotics.
Gonorrhea, a bacterial STD, may or may not lead to physical symptoms. However, it can cause medical problems if undiagnosed, such as rashes, fever, and severe issues in infants (via childbirth). Using a small urine sample, a medical professional can quickly and accurately diagnose gonorrhea.
Syphilis is highly contagious and potentially life-altering, but is also easily treatable if diagnosed early on. Most commonly, a blood test is the chosen method for detecting a syphilis infection.
Herpes is a viral STD with numerous strains and can be transmitted through various forms of contact. The herpes blood test is highly effective, regardless of symptoms, providing an accuracy rate of about 99 percent.
Trichomoniasis is among the most common curable STDs, often causing itching and general discomfort and irritation. A urine sample is the easiest method for testing for trichomoniasis and is nearly always required for a confirmed diagnosis.
HIV/AIDS is often undetected, despite the severity of the disease. Modern medicine now allows for effective monitoring and control of both HIV and AIDS, relying entirely on a timely diagnosis using a quick blood test.
Hepatitis C is a viral infection transmitted through several methods, including sexual activity, and directly impacts liver health. It is diagnosed using a highly accurate blood test.
If you’re looking for a smart, stress-free way to take a proactive role in managing your health, make an STD panel part of your regular medical wellness checks. STD symptoms are virtually undetectable, which is why so many people are unaware of an infection. Whether or not you suspect that you have the signs of an STD, regular STD testing is the number one way to both prevent and treat any sexually transmitted disease.
ARCpoint Labs offers quick, accurate, and discreet testing services that can get you the answers you need, and our professional lab technicians eliminate the hassle and discomfort that’s commonly associated with the STD testing process. For your confidential, highly-accurate STD panel, come into your nearby ARCpoint Labs location today.