What Is STD Testing?
Even today, getting regular STD testing done still bears a certain stigma that prevents many people from doing the right thing for their bodies. The presumption is that coming in for an STD test automatically suggests that you have a disease or knowingly exposed yourself to someone who does. However, it’s important to remember that an STD check can also be done as a precaution. Taking the responsible step can be tough sometimes, but Loraine Diego, MD is here to offer her help. Our Los Angeles center provides convenient, confidential STD testing so you can stay informed of your status, protect your overall health, and be a considerate, responsible sexual partner.
Why Is an STD Check Important?
You might think you only need to get tested for an STD if you have symptoms, but most STDs show very few signs, especially early on. The symptoms that do appear are often so mild they’re easy to ignore. Getting tested is the only way to know if your body is being impacted by an STD. It’s also the only way to know if you’re passing any diseases on to your sexual partners, even unintentionally. At the end of the day, the possibility of transmission makes getting an STD check the responsible choice. The tests offered by Loraine Diego, MD are easy to conduct and can be done in very little time.
STD Tests Offered by Loraine Diego, MD
Our center provides an extensive list of STD check options to help you get greater control over your health. The following is a list of common diseases that we test for at our Los Angeles center. In addition to these services, we also offer help with family planning, contraception, and menopause support.
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
What Happens if My STD Test Comes Back Positive?
If you’re diagnosed with an STD, Dr. Diego can provide you with counseling and treatments tailored to your specific situation. Depending on the type of STD you have, treatment may eradicate the infection entirely or provide ongoing management. Some STDs are not curable, although outbreaks and symptoms can be managed and minimized. Dr. Diego creates a treatment plan to address the disease, reduce symptoms, and help you maintain your quality of life.
Get an STD Check in Los Angeles, California
Getting regular STD testing is the responsible choice and can curtail the spread of disease in the long term. Loraine Diego, MD is here to provide you with an STD check and contraceptive options to keep you safe and healthy. If you believe you may have an STD or want to get checked for one just to be safe, we welcome you to contact us for an appointment. Please call (213) 388-2229 or fill out the form below to get started. We also offer telemedicine services via Zoom!