When To Consider Our STI Treatment Clinic?
The COVID-19 pandemic has spotlighted telehealth as a convenient alternative to in-person care. It is effective when resources allow, reducing travel time and costs. For STI care, telehealth has its place.
While it’s not ideal for diagnosis, it is a good option in follow-up, partner notification, and treatment, particularly when combined with scheduled laboratory testing. Our STI treatment clinic is a valuable tool for educating patients about preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV and initiating new medication regimens. Research shows good patient compliance with recommended laboratory testing for STI care through telehealth.
Benefits of Telehealth for Std Testing and Treatment
Telehealth offers various advantages for Std Testing and Treatment. Many individuals find it less intimidating to seek sexual health information online than to discuss it with their primary care provider. This growing interest in online and telehealth interventions for sexual health provides a platform for open conversations with our sexual health experts. It fosters a comfortable environment for discussing potentially stigmatized aspects of one’s sexual problems.
Additionally, the virtual sexual health clinic connects individuals with experts in sexual health care, particularly for sexual and gender minorities who may lack local access.
How Can I Determine if I Have an STI?
STDs/STIs may not always show symptoms. So getting tested is important. If you have engaged in vaginal, anal, or oral sex, it is important to talk about private std testing with our healthcare provider.
Consider getting tested if you:
- Had a new sexual partner since your last test.
- Engaged in unprotected sex.
- Suspect your partner may have an STD.
- Experience symptoms, although it’s important to note that STDs can be asymptomatic.
If you’re worried about STDs or have symptoms like BV, we can help. We will arrange lab tests for you. If needed, we can provide treatments based on the results. Your health is important to us. We are here to assist you with any health concerns.
Our patients will be sent to Quest Diagnostics for sample collection. On receipt of reports, our healthcare expert can provide the required advice and treatment for the patient.