Sexually Transmitted Diseases, or STDs, are infections (by bacteria, parasites or viruses) that are transferred from person-to-person via sexual activity and contact. STD testing and service are readily available if you’d like to confirm whether or not you have a sexually transmitted disease and treat it. STD testing can detect the following:
- Genital warts
- Bacterial vaginosis (BV)
- Trichomoniasis (trich)
- And more…
Common symptoms of STDs include sores and warts on the genital area, itching and burning in the genital area, a burning sensation while urinating, unusual discharges from the vagina or penis, and itching, soreness and bleeding of the anus. Bacterial STDs (which include chlamydia, trich, syphilis and gonorrhea) can often be cured with antibiotics. Viral STDs (HIV/Aids, herpes, HPV, cytomegalovius and hepatitis B) can be controlled, but unfortunately, they cannot be cured.
STD Testing and service in Central Oregon
At VIVA! GYN, we provide STD testing and services to women who live in Bend, Oregon and the surrounding areas. We can test for chlamydia and gonorrhea using urine samples. If you come in for HIV testing, we will need to draw some blood. Other STD tests require an exam of the genitals. If you have a sexually transmitted disease, Dr. Palacio can provide you with the proper service plan. Schedule an appointment using the form below or give us a call at (541) 323-3747.