Prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases is a normal and expected part of an individual’s overall health. At High Tide Internal Medicine, we provide STD treatment and counseling, along with a wide range of other sexual and general health services. Our compassionate healthcare team provides confidential and respectful services for detection, treatment, and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.
Many sexually transmitted diseases do not present symptoms, which is why it is important to speak with your doctor about the frequency at which you should be tested. Patients should begin seeing their doctor for STD screening once they become sexually active, or when they turn 21, and it is also recommended to undergo screening before having sex with a new partner. Our physicians will provide guidance on when to receive STD testing and steps to take to prevent infections.
Common sexually transmitted diseases that we can provide testing and treatment for are:
Bacterial, including gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia
Parasitic, such as trichomoniasis
Viral, including human papillomavirus, genital herpes, and HIV
If you suspect that you have symptoms of an STD or if a partner has been diagnosed with an infection, we will provide you with confidential testing, and treatment if an infection is detected. It is critical to seek treatment immediately if you think you may have been infected with an STD, because even if they do not cause any noticeable symptoms, some STDs can cause long-term problems or problems that don’t present themselves until later, including infertility, pregnancy complications, pelvic inflammatory disease, cancer, and more.
STD screening, prevention, and treatment should be part of a patient’s overall wellness plan. The compassionate staff at High Tide Internal Medicine can provide treatment for all aspects of sexual health, including STD treatment and counseling. Call us at (843) 580-7206 to schedule a confidential appointment.