3 Ways To Get Discreet STD Testing And Treatment
Do you suspect you may have a sexually transmitted disease (STD)? If so, you're likely worried about your health and possibly concerned that you have spread the disease to other partners. The fastest way to determine whether you have an STD and what treatment is available is to get tested. However, you probably want to be discreet. After all, an STD is an important issue, but it's not something most people want their friends and family to know about. The good news is there are discreet options available to get tested and treated. Below are three ways to take action for your possible STD while keeping the issue private.
See your primary care physician
You may hesitate to go to your primary care physician, especially if you have friends, family, or acquaintances who see the same doctor. You also may not want the physician you see regularly to know about your STD. However, seeing your primary care physician for medical issues is always wise. They know your medical history and can advise on whether the STD will cause other issues. They also have your insurance and pharmacy information on file and can get you medicine quickly. As far as discretion goes, your physician must keep your information private. While discussing the issue with your physician may be uncomfortable, you can rest assured that the information will stay confidential.
Some states allow in-home testing for STDs. A quick search online will let you know if in-home testing is allowed in your state and how to order a test. The test is mailed to you, and you follow the instructions. You then seal the results and return them or drop them at a nearby lab. This option offers maximum discretion as the packages are unmarked, and you can do the test in the privacy of your own home. However, the downside is that the test takes time to send out and return. Your condition and your anxiety could get worse while you wait.
Most cities have at least one clinic that offers low-cost STD testing and treatment. Often these are combined with women's clinics that offer pregnancy services and options. Even though they are women's clinics, most still offer STD testing and treatment to both women and men. Your visit to the clinic will be confidential, and you have a very low chance of running into anyone you know. An advantage of visiting a clinic is that they can often provide treatment and medication on the spot.
Ready to treat your STD? Find a clinic such as Bartow Family Resources Medical and schedule an appointment today. The sooner you get tested, the sooner you can put the issue behind you.