STD Testing Los Angeles

 

 

Our private and discrete concierge medical office and STD clinic offers testing for all sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and STI screening in our Beverly Hills office and in the privacy of your home.  If you are concerned about contracting a STD or have recently had unprotected sexual relations with an infected individual, or someone that may be a high risk, or are having signs of a STD please call us at 877-760-3570 to schedule an appointment. Besides STD check we offer STD treatment as well.

 

Your testing can be performed the same day of your call with prompt results. If your symptoms suggest an infection with a STD, many times treatment is started at the same time while your test results are pending.  We are able to provide antibiotic injections as well as antibiotic pills for the treatment of some sexually transmitted diseases on the same visit. We will also provide treatment and counselling for partners that may be infected or at risk of having contracted an STD.

We ensure complete privacy and protection of your health records.  Our lab tests are accurate and comply with the highest standard of quality control and quality assurance.

We will follow-up with your care to ensure that your STD is being treated accordingly and offer follow up testing to ensure eradication for treatable STDs.

We provide testing and treatment for the following STDs

  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Chancroid
  • Chlamydia
  • Geniral perdiculosis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatits C
  • Herpes (HSV-1 & HSV-2)
  • Syphilis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Veneral Warts
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection

What is an STD?

STD stands for sexually transmitted disease. A sexually transmitted disease as it states is commonly transmitted in a sexual manner, such as through oral sex, anal sex, and vaginal intercourse. There are many other STD’s than can be transmitted in other ways than sexually.

STDs can be contracted by

  • Oral Sex
  • Vaginal Intercourse
  • Anal Intercourse
  • Blood
  • Mucous Membranes
  • Skin
  • Bodily Fluids      

STDs that affect millions of people include

  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Chancroid
  • Chlamydia
  • Geniral perdiculosis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatits C
  • Herpes
  • Syphilis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Veneral Warts
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection

 


Should I get tested for a STD?

Anyone who has engaged in any kind of sexual activity or is sexually active should be tested for a STD on a regular basis.


Do I have a STD?

The only way to be certain that you do not have a STD is by proper testing. Many STDs present without any symptoms. You would be at risk for acquiring an STD if you have been sexually active and have especially had unprotected sexual encounters or sexual encounters with high risk individuals.


What are the Symptoms of STDs

Some STDs present with symptoms while others with few symptoms that readily go unnoticed. Symptoms of a STD can consist of changes in urine, secretion or discharge from a genital organ, a rash on the body, burning with urination, bumps/blisters/vesicles on the genitals, white spots on the pubic hair, unusual urine odor or color, painful ulcers on the genitals and more.

Is there a cure for STDs?

Not all STDs are curable once diagnosed. Some STDs will remain with you throughout your life while some can be treated with medications. Herpes infection is one of the STDs that once infected with will stay with you throughout your life. There are medications to decrease the duration of herpatic breakout.


How many people have STDs?

STDs have been on the rise in the United States. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea infection rates are highest in people aged 15-24.

Why is it important to treat a STD?

STDs if left untreated can have serious long term health consequences. It is estimated that undiagnosed STDs such as Gonorrhea and Chlamydia cause about 25,000 women to become infertile each year.


Did my partner cheat on me if I have an STD?

Some STDs stay hidden in our bodies without any symptoms for years till they become active again. It is possible that your partner contracted the disease prior to your relationship.


Ways to avoid contracting a STD

  •  Abstinence
  •  Vaccination – for hepatitis and HPV
  •  Mutual monogamy
  •  Few sexual partners
  •  Condoms


Can I get a STD from oral sex?

Yes! You can get a STD from oral sex. Gonorrhea of the throat, herpes, HIV, Syphilis,  and genital warts of the mouth can all be transmitted from oral sex.


Do all STDs have Symptoms?

No! Not all STDs have symptoms and symptoms do not always show up right away. Many STDs can stay hidden for some time prior to you developing symptoms.


Do Condoms protect against all STDs?

No! Condoms are a great measure to protect oneself from being infected with a STD but unfortunately do not protect against infection from all STDs.


Can I get an STD from my partner even though he or she has no symptoms?

Yes! Not all STDs present with symptoms. Your chances of contracting HSV is lower if your partner does not have an active infection but you can still contract a STD from a partner who does not have any symptoms.


Are cold sores Herpes infection?

Yes! Cold sores on your mouth are a symptom of the Herpes Simplex Virus-1. Cold sores are contagious when there is a blister present. Cold sores are actually contagious till they are completely healed. Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV-1) can be transmitted to the genitals, eyes as well as the mouth.


Can I get a STD from kissing someone?

Yes! It is possible to contract certain STDs such as herpes. The chances of contracting other STDs are low but do exist.  


Can I get re-infected with a STD once treated?

Yes! Treatment of an infection such as Gonorrhea or Chlamydia does not provide you with future immunity. Antibiotics treat the active infection and if your partner is not treated you can be re-infected again.


Can you catch a STD from a public toilet?

While most common and dangerous STDs cannot be transmitted from toilet seats there is a possibility of contracting parasitic infections such as crabs or scabies from toilet seats. Make sure you wipe and clean toilet seats and place covers when possible prior to sitting.