Generally, people get sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) through sexual contact. The infection is transmitted from one individual to another through contact with bodily fluids. However, it is possible for the infection to be transmitted non-sexually such as from an infected mother to the infant during pregnancy or childbirth, or when individuals share needles, or through blood transfusions in which infected blood is involved.
It is common for sexually transmitted diseases to go unnoticed as the infected person may exhibit a range of signs and symptoms. That’s why it is important to get tested and go for a proper diagnosis and treatment by a qualified doctor.
Some of the Most Common Signs and Symptoms That Indicate an STD Are:
- Discharge from the genitals
- Painful or burning sensation during urination
- Sores or bumps in the genital, rectal areas or in the mouth
- Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
- Scrotum pain and or swelling
- Pain in the lower abdomen
- Rashes on the hands, feet, and trunk
STD Express Clinic offers a number of treatment options approved by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Following a diagnosis from STD Express Clinic, you can expect same-day treatment in the clinic itself in most cases. The in-house physician will explain the treatment procedures and the adjustments you can make to your routine and lifestyle to ensure optimal results. In most cases the treatment options will be antibiotics or antiviral medications.
We offer Post Exposure STD and STI Prophylaxis to prevent an HIV infection after potential exposure. It is a critical step in HIV prevention. However, there is a time window within which you must get tested and treated. Call us now to fix an appointment if you think you have had STD exposure.
No Appointment Necessary. Just Walk In During Extended Clinic Hours
Post Exposure HIV Prophylaxis
If you think you’ve been exposed to, or put at risk for contracting, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) you should seek immediate treatment with antiretroviral medication. This HIV treatment is available at STD Express Clinic. This HIV treatment consists of 4 weeks of a medication called PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis).
If started quickly enough after exposure, PEP can stop the virus from replicating in your body. The cells originally infected with HIV will die naturally within a short period of time, preventing the infection from gaining an opportunity to spread and reducing the chance you’ll carry HIV forward into the rest of your life.
Patients at STD Express Clinic will be relieved to hear that many of the most common bacterial STIs like chlamydia and syphilis are easily curable.
STD Express Clinic is the best place to get tested and treated for STDs. The metro-accessible clinic is open 7 days a week and our services are available during extended clinic hours. Patients can walk in without an appointment at a time of their convenience and avoid long waiting lines. STD treatment is offered within the clinic for those who prefer getting treated by the in-house doctor.