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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) affect both men and women, but often lead to more serious health complications in women, such as infertility. The experienced all-female team at Contemporary Women’s Care, with offices in Winter Park and Lake Nona, Florida, want you to stay on top of your health, and they offer confidential, nonjudgmental STD testing for women of all ages. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book an appointment online.
STDs are infections that are generally contracted through the exchange of body fluids that occurs during sexual contact. Some of the most common STDs include:
Most of the time, STDs don’t cause symptoms and testing is the only way to know for sure if you have an STD. The team at Contemporary Women’s Care provide STD testing and treatment for women of all ages, including teenagers, to safely and accurately detect and diagnose STDs.
Many STDs may have no symptoms at all, or the signs are so mild that you may not notice. Common symptoms of STDs include:
If you have any of the symptoms described above, you should call Contemporary Women’s Care right away for testing.
Some STDs are curable, while others have no cure. Gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis can be successfully treated with antibiotics when discovered early. Many of the incurable STDs, such as HIV and HPV, are with you for the rest of your life but can be medically managed.
There are several things you can do to reduce your chances of getting an STD. You may be able to limit your risk of developing an STD if you follow these options:
Abstinence is the surest way to avoid getting an STD.
Yes. A common misconception is that you cannot get an STD from giving or receiving oral sex. This isn’t true. Gonorrhea and herpes are commonly transmitted through oral sex.
STDs are common, and getting tested is an important part of your wellness plan. To schedule an STD test, call Contemporary Women’s Care today or book an appointment online.