what is an STI?
A sexually transmitted infection (STI) is a bacterial, parasitic, or viral infection that is transferred through sexual activity. If left untreated, an STI can develop into a sexually transmitted disease. In the United States, nearly 20 million men and women are diagnosed with an STI each year. These types of infections are also more prevalent in individuals who are between the ages of 15 – 24. At Nest Family Medicine, we offer STI screenings and treatment for adults and teens. To schedule your appointment with family practitioner Dr. Priti Ranjan, call our clinic in Plano, TX.
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Screening for STIs is achieved with a blood, urine, or culture test. These assessments are performed on-site at Nest Family Medicine in Plano, TX. Depending on your age and sexual activity, Dr. Ranjan will make a recommendation on which tests may be best for you. We typically screen for the most common types of sexually transmitted infections, which include:
- Hepatitis B virus (HBV)
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Herpes simplex virus (HSV)
It may take a few days to get the results of your STI screening, but once they are available, we'll give you a call to review our findings. Depending on the results, Dr. Ranjan will determine which form of treatment is ideal. For bacterial and parasitic STIs, generally, a short-term antibiotic regimen will cure the infection. However, with viral STIs, there is no cure. Therefore, treatment typically focuses on managing symptoms and decreasing outbreaks.
prevent sexually transmitted diseases
Most sexually transmitted diseases begin as STIs, which is why it's important to seek medical treatment right away. For example, HIV can lead to AIDS, which is an advanced disease stage of HIV that attacks the immune system. To protect yourself and your partner against STIs, call Nest Family Medicine to get tested. Our Plano, TX clinic accepts most insurance providers and traditional Medicare plans.