Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are conditions that can be passed from one person to another through sexual activity. They are also called sexually transmitted infections, or STIs. These diseases can cause itching, sores, pain during sex, and other uncomfortable symptoms in the penis or vagina. However, many people who have STDs may have no symptoms at all. This is why sexually active women and men should get tested for STDs regularly, even if they don't feel sick. So, it’s important to ... [Read More]
STD treatment in Kent Washington
What Are Your Options at an STD Screening Appointment?
If you are sexually active, it’s important to get screened for STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) on a regular basis. There are a variety of tests for different STDs, so you can choose the one that’s right for you. Let’s discuss what STDs are, why it is important to get tested regularly for STDs, what your options are at an STD screening appointment, and where you can join Kent, Washington, for confidential and comprehensive STD testing and treatment. What Are STDs? Sexually transmitted ... [Read More]
Treatment Options for STDs
In 2018, a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that 1 in 5 people in the US had an STI (sexually transmitted infection), accounting for 68 million infections. Almost half of the STIs were among young people aged between 15-24. An untreated sexually transmitted disease (STD) could lead to potentially serious long-term health complications, particularly in women, including pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and cancer. Fortunately, most STDs are ... [Read More]
Risk Factors of STDs
There’s been a lot of information swirling around about preventing the spread of infectious diseases, particularly viruses. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) pandemic has given everyone a front-row view of how respiratory infections can be passed easily from person to person. However, respiratory illnesses are not the only type of infection that can be spread throughout a population. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are an ongoing public health problem that affects millions of ... [Read More]