Premier Ob/Gyn and Med Spa
Gynecologist & Obstetrician located in Henderson, NV
It’s time to do away with the stigma around testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). At Premier Ob/Gyn and Med Spa in Henderson, Nevada, Hayat Jawadi, DO, FACOG, and her caring, experienced team offer convenient, comfortable STD testing and treatment to their patients. They believe you shouldn’t have to go to a different clinic to stay informed about your STD status. To learn more about their STD testing and treatment options, call Premier Premier Ob/Gyn and Med Spa.
STDs Q & A
What is STD testing?
STD testing is a quick, easy way to see if your body is impacted by any STDs. While it’s not included in a standard gynecological exam, Dr. Jawadi offers this add-on option to all of her patients. She can test you for:
Each STD has its own unique test, so your testing could include taking a urine sample, a blood test, or even simply swabbing your cheek.
Historically, there is some embarrassment around STD testing. Many patients report that they feel awkward or uncomfortable asking for their first STD test. But if you’re a sexually active adult, these routine procedures are part of responsible, preventive care for your body. That’s why Dr. Jawadi offers them from the comfort and convenience of her office.
How do I know if I should get tested for STDs?
Some STDs come with obvious symptoms, but others are much harder — or even impossible — to diagnose without testing. Generally, you should be regularly tested for STDs if any of the following apply to you:
- You have had multiple sexual partners
- You have a new sexual partner
- You have had unprotected sex
- You are monogamous but you haven’t been tested before
- Your partner hasn’t been tested before
As a general rule of thumb, if you’ve had sex and haven’t been tested, ask Dr. Jawadi to test you. Then, each time you have sex with a new partner, ask for a new test. Staying informed about your sexual status not only protects your overall health, but it makes you a responsible, considerate sexual partner.
What happens if I have an STD?
If you get diagnosed with an STD, don’t worry. STDs are extremely common and Dr. Jawadi works with you to develop the right treatment plan for your body and your lifestyle.
Each STD is unique, so treatment varies depending on your diagnosis. At the end of the day, though, Dr. Jawadi helps you protect your reproductive and overall health.
Don’t leave yourself wondering if you have an STD. Talk to Dr. Jawadi about the routine, comfortable STD testing and treatment options available at Premier Ob/Gyn and Med Spa. Call the office to get started.