STD Testing in Marlboro, NJ
Marlboro Medical Center’s STD Clinic Near Marlboro Provides Confidential Sessions with Utmost Care and Respect
STD’s often go undiagnosed because symptoms aren’t always present. Having certain STD’s can make you susceptible to other infections including HIV. Even when STD’s don’t have obvious symptoms, they can still damage your body. Untreated asymptomatic STD’s can increase your risk of infertility, cause certain kind of cancer, spread to your sexual partners, damage your unborn child if you’re pregnant and can make you susceptible to HIV infection. STD’s catch many people off guard. However, its important to protect your sexual health. Seek medical help to understand them. Talk to us if you are experiencing the symptoms of an STD’s. We can treat your infection or provide you with medications to decrease the symptoms or problem you may have. We can also counsel you on how to reduce your STD risk in the future.
|Chlamydia||Swab of genital area or urine sample||For chlamydia and gonorrhea: If you have had oral or anal sex, let your healthcare provider know this also.|
|Gonorrhea||Swab of genital area or urine sample||These sites may be infected, but vaginal or urine samples may not be positive.|
|HIV||Blood test or swab from inside of mouth||Confidential and anonymous testing options are available in many clinics.|
|Blood test (drawn from arm or a finger stick)||Be sure to ask for a type-specific IgG test (not an IgM test).|
|Swab of affected area; if at first negative for herpes, follow later with blood test to make sure||Must be done as soon as possible; “viral culture” test not as accurate after 48 hours. A negative culture does not mean that you do not have genital herpes|
|Syphilis||Blood test, or sample taken from a sore||The CDC recommends all pregnant women be tested for syphilis.|
|Trichomoniasis||Swab of infected area, physical exam or sample of discharge||“Trich” is harder to detect in men than in women.|
|HPV (genital warts)||Visual diagnosis||Warts can occur in both men and women.|
|HPV (cervical cancer)||If Pap test result is abnormal, HPV DNA test and a biopsy may be done||Pap tests detect cervical cell changes, not HPV. An abnormal test is often caused by HPV infection. No test available for men
for these types of HPV.