Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections

STD screening is recommended before becoming sexually active with a new partner and if concerned about potential exposure or have symptoms. Routine Screening is recommended for sexually active persons.

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Confidential HIV screening is provided by nurse pracitioners experienced in sexual health counseling. Oral swabs or blood tests are offered. Results are provided in a confidential manner in person. HIV/AIDS info at CDC

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia tests are recommended by the CDC for routine screening of sexually active men and women. Urine tests require not voiding for 1 hour before your appointment. Cervical or urthral samples may be used as well.

Trichomoniasis is a protozoal STI that affects the vagina and male urethra. Diagnosis is based on clinical history and exam.

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) type I or II is generally diagnosed by exam and/or culture of a suspected lesion on the genitals or mouth. Symptomatic and prophylactic treatments are available.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) genital warts are diagnosed by clinical exam.

HPV infection that leads to cervical changes can be detected by a pap screen. Abnormal results may be clinically managed by a referral to a specialist for exam and treatment. Women are recommended to get their first pap screen at age 21. See Gynecologic Services

Viral Hepatitis and transmission during sexual activity...

Male Latex Condoms and STDs: consistent and correct use...

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transegender Health links: Medline Plus,

Mazzoni Center, Sexual Orientation (APA),

Bacterial Vaginosis: not technically considered an STD but may be connected to transmission among women who have sex with women.