what is a STI vs a std?
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.
"Very good medical care. Dr. Priti Ranjan and her staff are absolutely amazing. Dr Priti is such awesome and caring doctor. Spends good time with patients connect with them and approaches compassionately. Always provides complete attention and shares her insights regarding any reports or their solutions. I would recommend this place for medical needs."- F.B. / Google / Jun 04, 2021
"I love this clinic, Dr. And all the stuff super amazing. I recommend them , almost three years I am with this Clinic"- B.H. / Google / May 22, 2021
"Awesome dr & staff. Follow up was great. They quickly refilled my medicine. I'm glad to find them after going through other not so good practices."- R.B. / Google / May 17, 2021
"Great Doctor !! Great Staff !! 5 Star for everyone !"- R.C. / Google / May 14, 2021
"Dr. Ranjan was absolutely amazing! She was through and took her time. It didn’t feel like a drive through checkout. Unfortunately, I didn’t get my physical results back and when I called to get them, I had to leave over five messages (not exaggerating) and I never got a call back. Two months later, I was on my way to the office since they wouldn’t pick up the phone or return my messages and to my surprise, someone actually picked up."- I.R. / Google / May 12, 2021
what is the most common sti?
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)
what is the best STI treatment?
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.
how to 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.