If you suspect that you have an STD, getting tested and treated quickly should be on the forefront of your mind. STDs are incredibly common, and we offer testing right in our clinic.

Our staff understands that your sexual health affects your overall physical health, so we aim to make the STD testing process easy and efficient. It is important to get tested quickly to prevent a more serious infection from developing. Learn more about the different STD testing options at AFC Urgent Care Hickory below.

Why Do I Need to Be Tested for an STD?

STDs can cause some uncomfortable symptoms, but some don’t produce any symptoms at all! If an STD isn’t giving you any indication that you have it, you could be unknowingly passing a dangerous STD to your partner. That is why you need to get tested often, especially when entering into a new relationship.

Getting tested starts with dropping by our clinic for a visit. You don’t even need an appointment. We offer testing for over 20 different STDs, but below are a few of the most common.

Common STD Tests

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis

Can I Let an STD Resolve on its Own?

If you ignore an STD, there is always the possibility of developing further complications that will affect your life negatively later. An untreated infection can lead to infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, pregnancy complications and bladder health problems. There is no need to put yourself through all of that when the solution is an easy STD test.

We know that discussing your sexual health can feel awkward or make you uncomfortable, but remember that it is our job to treat you with respect and discretion. Your optimal health is our ultimate goal, always!

Preventing an STD

  • Get tested often.
  • Use a condom during sexual contact.
  • Communicate clearly with your partner about diagnoses.
  • Get vaccinated for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and HPV.

Are you concerned that you contracted an STD? Come get tested at AFC Urgent Care Hickory today.