At the Texas Center for Health in Beaumont, TX, we work routinely with both men and women who are interested in random or regular STD testing. Patients who are sexually active should monitor their sexual and reproductive health, especially if they are engaging in sexual activities without protection or with new sexual partners. Our team of providers provide discreet and confidential consultations and STD testing for individuals in and around the community.
What STDs can be screened at the Texas Center for Health?
There are many sexually transmitted diseases that can be passed between partners. All of these are preventable with proper protection during sexual activities. Some of these can be treated, while others cannot. Below is a short list of some of the STDs our team at the Texas Center for Health can screen for during STD testing:
• Bacterial vaginosis (BT)
• Genital warts
• Trichomoniasis (trich)
How does a doctor test for sexually transmitted diseases?
There are a few different methods in testing for STDs depending on the test being performed. Some STDs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea, can be tested for using a urine sample. The urine sample will show infection, after which our team can discuss possible treatment options for both the patient and their sexual partners. HIV testing is done during a blood draw with results available after approximately one week. Others may require a genital examination during which a diagnosis is made. For many STD tests, patients should refrain from sexual intercourse within a certain period of time before their test is performed.
How can I prevent STDs?
For many STDs, proper prevention methods include abstinence, condoms, or dental dams. In some cases, such as HPV, patients can reduce their risk by asking about the HPV vaccination.
Are you a male in the area of Beaumont, TX considering STD testing?
If you are sexually active, it is always a good idea to have regular STD testing performed. At the Texas Center for Health, we provide STD testing for both men and women who visit our practice, conveniently located at 2929 Calder Avenue, Ste. 204. We accept new and established patients who call our office for an appointment at (409) 923-0012.