STD Testing information

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STD Clinical Testing

Step 1: Schedule your test online at https://sufyan.q-lexpaints.com or call our scheduling department at 754-778-6380. You do not need to visit a doctor to order a test.

Step 2: Provide confidential and secure patient information including the type of test, zip code of the location area you would like to take the test and payment information. When completed you will receive a patient registration form by email where you can immediately proceed to take the test. Same day service is available and your registration pass will have the testing location address and hours of operation.

Step 3: After your test has been analyzed by one of our nationally CLIA and FDA certified laboratories (Quest/ LabCorp) your results will be sent through a confidential, secure and encrypted portal to the email address that you provided. In the event that the test is non-negative, abnormal or other circumstances, a consultation with the referring physician is available.

STD Definitions/Descriptions

STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Disease, also known as STI or Sexually Transmitted Infection, indicating that these diseases are primarily, but not exclusively, spread by sexual intercourse.

STDs are transmitted from one person to another through sexual activity, which can include vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse, and/or oral intercourse. Though less common, STDs can also be transmitted through intimate physical contact, such as heavy petting.

STDs do not always cause symptoms, or they may only cause mild symptoms. This makes it very possible to have an infection and be unaware of it. Therefore, if you are sexually active, it is important to get tested at least once a year. Below, you will find the most common types of STD and STI testing.

HIV – HIV is a sexually transmitted disease (that can be transmitted outside of sexual contact) known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). It is the virus that causes AIDS and interferes with the body’s ability to fight infections.

Herpes 1 and 2 – Herpes is an infection caused by HSV (herpes simplex virus). This virus affects the external genitalia, anal region, mucosal surfaces, and skin in other parts of the body. There are two types of herpes simplex viruses: HSV-1 (herpes type 1, or oral herpes) and HSV-2 (herpes type 2, or genital herpes).

Gonorrhea – Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted disease that can cause infections in the genitals, rectum, and throat for both men and women. If untreated, it can lead to serious health issues. However, if caught in time, it can be cured with the right medication.

Chlamydia – Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease that may not show symptoms. However, those who do experience symptoms may have genital pain and discharge from the vagina or penis. If left untreated, it can cause damaging effects to the woman’s reproductive system.

Syphilis – Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that develops in different stages. The first stage involves a painless sore on the genitals, rectum, or mouth. After the initial sore heals, the second stage is a rash. Then, there are no symptoms until years later, which is the final stage – damaged brain, nerves, eyes and heart.

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