Testing for STDs can be a scary and sensitive subject. At Health Testing... more
Testing for STDs can be a scary and sensitive subject. At Health Testing Centers, we make STD Testing in San Pablo as discreet and convenient as possible. All test results are confidential and are not part of your medical record unless you choose to share them with your doctor. less
Health Testing Centers have been providing STD Testing in San Pablo for ... more
Health Testing Centers have been providing STD Testing in San Pablo for 30 years. To make the decision easy and stress free as possible we offer the assurance of a Money Back Guarantee on STD tests. less
After ordering an STD test, we generate a requisition form to use at the... more
After ordering an STD test, we generate a requisition form to use at the lab. Once your requisition form is entered (usually 15-20 minutes after ordering) you can go to the lab immediately. No appointment is required. less
No physical exams or swabs are used and there is no need to remove your ... more
No physical exams or swabs are used and there is no need to remove your clothing. All STD tests are convenient blood or urine tests. The lab that you visit has all types of patients and laboratory testing being performed. We perform all forms of health testing. So emails nor credit card billing STD in them. less
You do not need an order or a prescription from your doctor. All our ord... more
You do not need an order or a prescription from your doctor. All our orders include everything you need to have the test performed. After ordering, simply bring the requisition form to a LabCorp location close to you. Present that form and they will collect the proper specimen for your tests. There is no additional payment to the LabCorp or Quest facility you visit. We receive the results and send them directly to you. less
Health Testing Centers offers the opportunity in San Pablo to safeguard your confidentiality by providing safe, discreet testing for Chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes simplex virus (I/II, IgG), syphilis and HIV. Our testing centers are staffed by highly trained medical personnel who are happy to provide you with knowledgeable, nonjudgmental consultations. Whether you suspect you've been exposed to an STD or a partner has confirmed the nature of your exposure, we can provide you with options that will ensure you receive your diagnosis promptly so you can decide what type of treatment to pursue.
With most of the STD tests offered, you will receive your testing results within 48 hours of the time the test was performed. Once your tests have been completed, a staff member will sit down with you to review the testing results and answer any questions. We test hundreds of clients every day for a range of conditions with complete privacy and confidentiality.
Our Peace of Mind Level I Panel includes the following tests:
HIV, Hepatitis B, Herpes Simplex Virus (I/II, IgG), Syphilis The best way to avoid contracting an STD is to refrain from casual sexual activity or maintain a monogamous sexual relationship with an uninfected person. The use of condoms can dramatically decrease the chances of contracting an STD from an infected partner. If you have engaged in sexual activity with someone who might be infected, it is important to be tested as soon as possible to avoid further complications from an untreated STD. If you test positive, it is recommended that you contact any recent partners who may also have become infected.
The blood test for the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is a critical step in reducing the harm caused by this disease. Early detection is highly recommended, so individuals who suspect that they may have been exposed to the virus should get tested as soon as possible. Pregnant women may also request this test in order to determine the HIV status of their fetus. In addition to these groups, intravenous drug users and individuals who engage in unprotected sex are also at risk for contracting the HIV virus. Many people will get this test to determine their HIV status before initiating sexual relations with a new partner.
A blood test for Chlamydia test is recommended for individuals who have sex with multiple partners. This test is normally combined with test for other sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs. The blood screening helps people who suspect they may have been exposed to chlamydia determine their status. This is important because many people do not display the common symptoms associated with chlamydia even after an exposure occurs. Any individual who is at risk can benefit from getting a chlamydia blood test. Knowledge about the health status of each sexual partner increases personal agency, and it allows people to make informed decisions.
There are two main types of herpes simplex viruses, and both of them can be detected by performing a blood test. The test for both herpes simplex viruses are indicated if cold sores appear on or around the mouth or genitals. The test for the herpes virus that causes mouth sores is called the herpes simplex virus 1, or HSV-1 test. The test for the herpes virus that causes genital herpes is called the herpes simplex virus 2, or HSV-2 test. If the person is positive for one test, it does not automatically mean that they have the other as well.
The blood test for syphilis is useful for individuals who are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs. Syphilis may cause sores to appear. Blood tests may be ordered along with a sample from the sores in order to identify the correct disease. In some cases, a spinal tap may be necessary to determine if the patient has syphilis. This information is important for people who care about the health of their sexual partners and who want to prevent the spread of this disease. Communication between partners ensures that everyone who may have been exposed gets screened.
Doctors may order the blood test for the hepatitis C virus, or HCV, for their patients. Damage to the liver may occur long before any symptoms are experienced by the patient, so early detection is important for developing an effective treatment plan. Individuals at risk of contracting this disease may also request the hepatitis C virus blood test. Risk groups include drug users, infected mothers, workers exposed to other people's blood, long-term hemodialysis patients, sexual partners of someone with the disease, and individuals born between 1945 and 1965. Blood testing can detect the virus and assist doctors with developing an appropriate treatment plan.
In San Pablo, CA STDs have been a growing public health concern. In recent years San Pablo, CA has ranked highly in terms the growth of new cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea. Because most sufferers feel no symptoms, this dangerous condition often goes untreated. As a direct result, an estimated 10 to 20 percent of those women with Chlamydia later develop pelvic inflammatory disease which can result in pain, ectopic pregnancy and infertility. What's more, a woman can pass chlamydia onto her baby during the birth process. The rate of exposure to Herpes in San Pablo, CA is worth noting as numbers continue to grow with women having a dramatically increased risk of exposure. HSV-1 and HSV-2 are the two most common forms forms of the disease. HSV-2 is characterized by blisters on the genitals. HIV-AIDS infection is far less frequent in San Pablo, CA but remains a public health priority. Most often, AIDS occurs in people who are involved in same sex partnerships, primarily male. Though cures are on the horizon, AIDS can be fatal.
|Community STD Statistics:||San Pablo|
|2011 Herpes Cases||4690|
|2011 AIDS Diagnoses||3|
|Hepatitis A, B, & C Acute Cases|
Notes: Sources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1998 CDC Report "HIV prevention through STD testing and treatment of other sexually transmitted diseases - MMWR 47(RR-12)," National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Vital Statistics. Estimates are based on 2010 US Census data extrapolated to the population.