STD Testing Specialist

Patrick T. Rhodes, MSN, APRN, FNP-C -  - General Family Practice

Supreme All Care Health and Wellness

Patrick T. Rhodes, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

General Family Practice located in Kingwood, TX

If you regularly have sex with multiple people, it’s important to undergo STD testing every three to six months. Routine checkups can alert you to infections early on, protecting you and your intimate partners from more serious complications. At Supreme All Care Health and Wellness Patrick Rhodes, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, and the team offer STD and HIV testing on-site. When necessary, they also provide in-house, same-day treatment. To make an appointment at the practice in Kingwood, Texas, call the office or click the online booking tool today.

STD Testing Q&A

What is STD testing?

STD testing analyzes blood, saliva, or other bodily fluids for the presence of sexually transmitted infections.  

STDs are common, affecting more than one million people every day, but they often go untreated. Unfortunately, without prompt intervention and treatment, STDs increase the risk of potentially serious health problems, including:

  • Infertility
  • Blindness
  • Cancer
  • Organ damage

If you’re a sexually active individual, STD testing is an important preventive health measure. Supreme All Care Health and Wellness provides comprehensive STD testing on-site in a comfortable, welcoming, and discreet environment. 

What diseases can STD testing screen for?

Supreme All Care Health and Wellness uses STD testing to screen for various diseases, including:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Herpes

If you’re concerned about any of these conditions, let your provider know. They can order testing during your appointment and have your results within 48 hours. If the team determines you have an STD, they can prescribe medications on the same day.

What does STD testing involve?

Supreme All Care Health and Wellness tailors STD testing to each individual’s needs. Depending on your age, health history, and level of sexual activity, they might recommend blood work, urinalysis, a physical exam, or a vaginal, cervical, or urethral swab. After collecting your samples, they send them to a medical laboratory for analysis.

The laboratory assesses your samples for the presence of viruses or bacteria. As soon as your provider receives the results of your test, they call you and schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss treatment options.

Is STD testing painful?

No. STD testing is quick, painless, and hassle-free. Most appointments take less than an hour and require no downtime or recovery. If your provider determines that you have an STD, they develop a custom treatment plan to minimize uncomfortable symptoms and prevent the disease from progressing or spreading.

What if my STD test comes back positive?

If your STD test comes back positive, your provider makes recommendations for care. Certain STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia respond well to same-day, in-house treatment like prescription antibiotics.

Other STDs like herpes and HIV are chronic, meaning there’s no cure. Even so, it’s possible to prevent further complications with antiretroviral drugs, routine checkups, and healthy lifestyle changes.

To request an STD testing appointment, contact Supreme All Care Health and Wellness by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.