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Sexually Transmitted Infections

STD Diagnosis & Testing

STD Diagnosis & Testing services offered in Timonium, MD

Welcome to EZMed Urgent Care, where your health and well-being are our top priorities. At EZMed, we pride ourselves on offering comprehensive healthcare services, including on-site STI testing in our state-of-the-art laboratory. Our expert team utilizes advanced molecular testing techniques to provide highly accurate and reliable results. With our convenient on-site testing, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are in good hands. Trust EZMed Urgent Care for reliable and efficient STI testing services, ensuring your health is always our primary concern.

STD Diagnosis & Testing Q & A

STI tests for screening: 

  • HIV Test: This test checks for the presence of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
  • Chlamydia Test: Detects the presence of the Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria, a common bacterial STI.
  • Gonorrhea Test: Screens for the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria, which causes gonorrhea.
  • Syphilis Test: Identifies the Treponema pallidum bacterium responsible for syphilis, a potentially serious STI.
  • Herpes Test (HSV-1 and HSV-2): Tests for the herpes simplex virus, which can cause oral or genital herpes.
  • HPV Test: Detects the presence of certain strains of the Human Papillomavirus, a common viral STI that can lead to cervical cancer.
  • Hepatitis B and C Tests: Screens for Hepatitis B and C viruses, which can lead to liver disease.
  • Trichomoniasis Test: Identifies the Trichomonas vaginalis parasite, which causes trichomoniasis.
  • Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma Tests: These tests detect Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma bacteria, which can cause genital infections.
  • Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Test: Checks for the presence of bacteria that can lead to bacterial vaginosis, a common vaginal infection.
  • Non-specific Urethritis (NSU) Test: Screens for inflammation of the urethra, which may result from various causes, including some STIs.
  • PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease) Evaluation: A combination of tests to diagnose and assess the extent of PID, often caused by untreated STIs.

Q: What are STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections)?

A: STIs, or Sexually Transmitted Infections, are infections that can be transmitted through sexual contact. They can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites and may affect the genital, anal, or oral areas.

Q: How can I protect myself from STIs?

A: The most effective way to protect yourself from STIs is through safe sexual practices. This includes using condoms, getting vaccinated (for vaccines like HPV and Hepatitis B), and having open and honest communication with sexual partners about their STI status.

Q: What are common symptoms of STIs?

A: Symptoms can vary depending on the type of STI but may include genital sores, discharge, pain during sex or urination, itching, burning, or flu-like symptoms. However, many STIs can be asymptomatic, so regular testing is important.

Q: How are STIs diagnosed?

A: STIs are typically diagnosed through laboratory tests, which may include blood tests, urine tests, swabs of affected areas, or molecular testing. It's important to consult with a healthcare provider for accurate diagnosis.

Q: Are STIs treatable?

A: Yes, many STIs are treatable with antibiotics or antiviral medications if detected early. However, some viral STIs (e.g., HIV and herpes) are not curable but can be managed with medication.

Q: Can STIs be prevented?

A: STIs can be prevented through safe sex practices, including the use of condoms and dental dams, getting vaccinated, knowing your partner's sexual history, and regular testing.

Q: Is it necessary to get tested for STIs even if I have no symptoms?

A: Yes, it is recommended to get tested for STIs even if you have no symptoms, as many STIs can be asymptomatic. Regular testing is crucial to detect and treat infections early and prevent the spread of STIs.