Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing is an essential component of your OB/GYN care, and the experienced all-female team at Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is dedicated to compassionately supporting you through STD testing, treatment, and all other aspects of female health and wellness. Use the online scheduler or call the office to book your STD testing appointment now.
STDs are infections transmitted during sexual contact. In rare circumstances, STDs can pass from mother to baby during birth or breastfeeding. Blood-borne STDs like HIV can also be passed through shared needle use.
If you're sexually active, you need STD testing on a regular basis. You may also need STD testing when you have a new partner, if you have symptoms of an STD, if you're pregnant, or if there's a chance you've been exposed to an STD recently.
Even if you haven't had sex in a long time, regular testing is still important. Some STDs have a very long incubation period or can stay dormant in your body for years.
The all-female team of OB/GYNs at Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology makes STD testing a smooth and easy process, so don't be afraid to ask questions or be completely honest with your OB/GYNs. The doctors’ mission is to help!
Some women need an HPV test as part of their STD testing. The HPV test requires a small cell sample from your cervix, so it's often done along with a Pap smear to make it more convenient for you. HPV testing generally starts at age 30, and if you have Pap smear co-testing you may only need the test every five years.
Your Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology OB/GYN will discuss your history, your health, and your situation with you to determine which STD testing you need. Some of the most common STDs included in testing are:
Depending on which STDs you're checking for, your Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology care provider takes a blood sample, you provide a urine sample, or both.
If you have an STD, there are many effective treatment or symptom management options. The OB/GYNs are compassionate and understanding, and they're dedicated to making this difficult time as easy as possible for you.
Use the online booking tool or call Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology for an STD testing appointment today.