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STD Screening and Treatment

Safe Choices, Healthy Futures

We are steadfast in our mission to provide comprehensive, professional, and confidential STD Screening and Treatment services.

At The North Texas Center for Women’s Health, our commitment to your health is unwavering, and we understand the importance of knowing your status for maintaining a healthy life.

Our team of expert healthcare providers is dedicated to delivering accurate results and personalized care plans using state-of-the-art lab technologies. We ensure a smooth process from initial consultation to treatment, providing you with the necessary information and support at every step.

We stand by our pledge of confidentiality, compassion, and professionalism. With The North Texas Center for Women’s Health, you can expect an environment that respects your privacy and understands your concerns. Your health matters to us.

Take control of your well-being and call us at (903) 893-1116 for an STD screening in Sherman, Texas today!

STD ScreeningHow it works

STD screening at The North Texas Center for Women's Health is a straightforward, confidential process designed to provide accurate, reliable results. We begin with a confidential consultation with one of our professional healthcare providers. They will discuss your sexual history, current symptoms (if any), and any concerns you may have. This conversation is essential in determining which STD tests are appropriate for you. Based on the consultation, specific tests will be recommended. These include blood tests, urine samples, swabs, and physical examinations. Rest assured, all our methods are safe, relatively painless, and conducted by trained professionals.

Your samples are then sent to a lab for analysis. Once the results are ready, you'll receive them confidentially. If you test positive for an STD, our healthcare provider will discuss the results with you, explaining what they mean and outlining the next steps for treatment. If necessary, we'll provide you with a personalized treatment plan. This could involve medication, counseling, or lifestyle changes. Our team will support you every step of the way, providing the necessary care and guidance for managing your condition effectively.

What you need to know Risks of not getting tested

STDs are typically the result of bacterial or viral infections transmitted through sexual interactions. Often, these diseases may not present any symptoms, particularly in women, making it challenging to identify an infection without testing. As such, individuals may unknowingly carry and spread an STD.

To manage this, we strongly recommend regular screening for those who may be at risk. This includes individuals with multiple sexual partners, even if protected sex is consistently practiced. Regular screening is a crucial step in maintaining your sexual health and preventing the potential spread of STDs.

Stay Informed, and Take Control of Your Health
  • All adults and adolescents between the ages of 13 and 64 need to get tested for HIV at least once.

  • For sexually active women under 25, regular testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia is crucial — a yearly check-up is recommended. Women aged 25 and older with risk factors, such as new or multiple sexual partners or a partner with an STD, should also get tested annually.

  • Expecting parents should prioritize their baby’s health by getting tested early in pregnancy for syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. If there are additional risk factors, testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea may also be necessary.

  • Men who have sex with men should make it a priority to get tested regularly. At least once a year, tests for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea are recommended. Those with multiple or anonymous partners may want to consider more frequent testing (every 3 to 6 months). Additionally, annual HIV testing is essential, and more frequent testing may be beneficial for some.

  • If living with HIV, it’s advisable for men who have sex with men to get tested for hepatitis C at least once a year.

  • Individuals engaging in sexual behaviors that could put them at risk for infection, or those who share injection drug equipment, should get tested for HIV at least once a year.

  • Lastly, it’s crucial for individuals who have had oral or anal sex to have an open conversation with their healthcare provider about available options for throat and rectal testing.

STD Screening and Treatment

Frequently asked questions

Anyone who is sexually active should consider getting tested for STDs. This is particularly important for those with multiple sexual partners or those who engage in unprotected sex.

Most STD tests are simple and painless. They may involve a urine test, a blood test, or a swab from the genital area.

The frequency of testing depends on your sexual activity and risk factors. However, annual testing is generally recommended for sexually active individuals.

Absolutely. At The North Texas Center for Women’s Health, we adhere to strict patient confidentiality policies. Your test results and personal information will not be shared without your consent.

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