Read About STD Testing in Mission Hills CA
Reviewed By: Dr. Kurt Kloss, MD
Last Reviewed Date: Sep 05, 2019
Sexual Health Testing in Mission Hills CA
At Health Testing Centers we make sexual health testing in Mission Hills easy and convenient by allowing you to avoid the hassle and embarrassment of visiting your doctor. We provide direct access to the same CLIA approved labs in Mission Hills, CA and FDA approved tests that your doctor would utilize. Also the results are delivered directly to you and are not a part of your permanent medical record.
STD Statistics in Mission Hills
Everyone in Mission Hills, California should take care not become engaged with a partner without the use of protection. This recent data for Mission Hills, California demonstrates trends occurring throughout California for two dangerous sexually transmitted diseases, chlamydia and gonorrhea. This is concerning trend for Mission Hills, because chlamydia is a silent infection that may be present in both men and women and lead to major health problems including infertility in women. Symptoms do not appear for several weeks after a person is exposed. The data indicates that syphilis has only affected a small percentage of the Mission Hills population. This is fortunate as the syphilis is incurable and can be deadly. Using the Center for Disease Control's 2016 STD Surveillance Report for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis and extrapolated using the latest 2011 US Census, it is estimated that 0.5 incidents of syphilis, 17.7 cases of chlamydia and 5.7 cases of gonorrhea, would be attributed to Mission Hills in 2016.
Herpes is also far too common in Mission Hills, California. Herpes, present in two forms HSV-1 and HSV-2, is a virus that affects the genitals mainly but can affect the mouth and lips in the form of fever blisters. Consider being tested between sexual partners. Monogamy or celibacy is the best ways to avoid contracting one of these diseases.
STD Treatment and Counseling in Mission Hills
When ordering an STD package or individual test from Health Testing Centers that tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, or HSV type 2, a physician consultation and treatment are included when there is a positive result. If you test positive for any of the 4 mentioned STD's, a telephone or video consultation will be provided at no additional cost by one of our third party physicians. The physician from PWN Health will contact you within 4 to 24 hours of receiving your test result. At the end of the consultation the physician may prescribe the necessary medication for treatment. It is up to the sole discretion of the physician to provide any medical treatment based on test results and any medical information they received during the consultation. Cost of the prescription is not included.
STD Lab Locations in Mission Hills, CA
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STD Testing Labs in Mission Hills, CA
Whether you're concerned about possible STD exposure or simply want a quick, convenient and confidential way to take control of your sexual health via routine STD screening, our STD testing centers near Mission Hills, CA can help. Our testing locations offer private, top-quality STD testing just like you would receive from your doctor's office without the added expense and inconvenience of an office visit just to have that doctor place the order for those tests.
Why is testing important?
Because STDs are more common than you may realize, with nearly 20 million new STD cases occurring every year, according to nationwide CDC estimates. Their affects can be quite serious. For instance, HIV infection can progress to AIDS, and gonorrhea, Chlamydia and syphilis can lead to infertility without treatment. These examples show just how important it is that these and other STDs do not go undetected for lack of a simple health test, easily done via STD testing centers near Mission Hills, CA.
When should you seek STD testing?
Clearly, if you know or suspect that a partner is affected by a sexually transmitted disease, looking into STD testing centers near Mission Hills, California is important to protecting your health, as is seeking immediate treatment should you receive positive results. However, STD testing is also essential for all sexually active individuals. That's because STDs don't always come with obvious symptoms. Some may produce no symptoms at all, while others may present mild ones that are easily mistaken for a cold or flu. For this reason, ensuring your sexual and overall health means getting regular screening tests for common STDs. Just how often you should schedule test days depends on your individual circumstances. If in doubt, consult a healthcare professional for an appropriate testing routine for your needs.