An important component of preventive health care is STD testing. If you’re sexually active or you’re experiencing symptoms, come into Phoenix Family Medical Care in Phoenix to get tested today. Led by Josef Khalil, MD, the team at Phoenix Family Medical Care is compassionate, understanding, and ready to help you live life to the fullest. Schedule your screening today online or over the phone.
STDs are sexually transmitted diseases. You can contract an STD through all types of intercourse, including:
There are countless STDs in the world, and you want to avoid them for various reasons. Some, for example, increase your risk for cancer, while others can make you infertile or be extremely uncomfortable.
In addition, STDs carry a stigma, and it can be embarrassing and awkward to discuss your status with a potential partner.
Some of the most common infectious STDs include:
Not all STDs display obvious symptoms, and others don’t display any at all until your infection becomes serious. For that reason, if you’re sexually active, it’s important to schedule routine STD screenings.
Some people are at a higher risk than others of contracting an STD. Such people include those who:
If you believe you’ve been exposed to an STD, don’t hesitate to get tested.
When you come into Phoenix Family Medical Care for STD testing, Dr. Khalil starts by asking you a series of questions related to:
After asking you some initial questions, Dr. Khalil will order whatever STD tests he deems appropriate. Some results can take several days to come in. If you believe you’ve contracted an STD, abstain from sexual intercourse while you’re waiting on your results.
STD testing can be scary, embarrassing, and uncomfortable. However, in order to catch infections and illnesses before they become serious, you need to get tested. If you do test positive for an STD, armed with knowledge, you can face it head-on.
Take charge of your sexual health and schedule your STD screening with Dr. Khalil today. Book your appointment over the phone or via the online booking tool.