If you ever start to worry or wonder about whether you need to get an STD test, you want to be able to been seen quickly in order to get some answers. Whether you have symptoms or not, having those answers is important for your physical and mental health.
STDs affect around one in five people each year, so they are a very common problem that afflicts many adults. Since they are such a common occurrence, it is our goal to help make sure we can keep you safe and prevent spreading STDs around.
Getting tested starts with coming to see us at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville.
What Is a Rapid STD Test?
If you suspect that you have an STD, it is important to get tested right away to help treat your condition and prevent long-term complications. We are proud to offer a new series of rapid tests right here in our clinic.
Starting from when you walk through our doors, we can get you tested for some STDs and diagnosed within 30 minutes. The quicker we can offer you some answers, the quicker you can get back to feeling better. We also offer traditional testing for other STDs, but below are the four STDs we have rapid tests for.
Rapid Testing at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville
Can I Still Get Tested for STDs Even If I Don’t Have Any Symptoms?
Yes! Our tests will still detect the presence of an infection, even if you feel fine. This is actually an important part of STD testing, as not all cases present with symptoms. Any time you are switching partners or entering into a new relationship, you need to get tested to make sure the both of you are healthy.
The longer you wait to get tested, the greater chance you have of developing a more severe infection that can manifest into infertility, pregnancy issues and pelvis inflammatory disease. Even though getting tested for an STD is probably not at the top of anyone’s list of fun things to do, it is still incredibly important for your health.
Slow the Spread of STDs
- Get tested frequently.
- Use a condom during sexual contact.
- Always communicate clearly with partners about diagnoses.
- Get vaccinated for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and HPV.
Are you concerned that you contracted an STD? Come get tested at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville today.