Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) are viruses that are passed from person to person through sexual interactions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 20 million STD infections occur per year in the United States (cdc.gov, 2017). An STD can be transmitted orally or genitally (i.e., through the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus). Although some STDs can treatable and curable through proper medications, some STDs are permanent such as, HIV/AIDS, herpes, and syphilis are incurable.
Depending on your condition, symptoms may include genital warts, sores on mouth or genitals, genital and body rashes, pain when urinating, or painful sexual intercourse. Once test results are received, our doctors will be able to establish a proper treatment plan for your condition. To avoid infecting anybody else with your STD, always be sure to use protection during intercourse.