AMC provides patients with safe, fast and confidential medical testing and treatment for common sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs.) These infections often display no symptoms for a long period of time following initial infection, therefore routine tests are recommended. We value our patients’ comfort and privacy above all, which is why all of our testing procedures are performed in-house (including lab work) in accordance with the highest international health standards. Should a patient require further care, AMC can provide necessary medication, education, and/or referral services. Stay safe and healthy by making an appointment with AMC today. Click below to learn more about STD/STIs and testing.
On-Site Tests at AMC
While AMC is able to test for all STDs and STIs, the following tests are available on-site:
• Rapid HIV test
• Hepatitis B
More Information on STD/STI Testing
What Are Common STDs/STIs?
The following generally present uncomfortable symptoms soon after infection, and can be confirmed with medical tests:
• Genital Warts
• Pubic Lice (Crabs)
Common symptoms of an STD or STI include a burning sensation during urination, unusual discharge from the penis or vagina, itching, vaginal bleeding, sores in the genital region, and testicular or lower abdominal pain.
Unsure whether you should get tested?
Despite the fact that many sexually transmitted diseases, such as Chlamydia, don’t immediately display symptoms, they can still pose serious health issues at later stages in life. For this reason, doctors recommend annual chlamydia and gonorrhea screenings for the following populations:
• Sexually active women under the age of 25
• Sexually active women over 25 who are at risk for STDs (ex. those who have a new partner or multiple partners)
• Men who have sex with men
Syphilis and HIV are less common than other STDs, but are both extremely harmful to our health if left undetected. The United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that the general population get tested at least once for HIV, and undergo annual screenings for the following at-risk populations:
• Those who test positive for other STDs, such as chlamydia or gonorrhea
• Those who have had more than one partner since their last test
• Those who use IV drugs
• Men who have sex with men
Still have questions?
At AMC we understand that sexual health can be difficult and uncomfortable to navigate. Please feel free to contact our clinic if you would like to speak with a doctor or schedule a confidential appointment.
Here are some useful links from very well-respected American medical organizations:
Planned Parenthood provides a very helpful interactive questionnaire offering more information on this topic: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/all-access/check