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.
"Dr. Ranjan is the absolute BEST!! She is kind and understanding and she takes the time to listen, not like a lot of other doctors that just rush in and out. She always takes care of me and my family. As soon as the doctor visit is over the staff is already sending any prescriptions that I may have to my pharmacy which I really appreciate because I don't have to wait all day to get them. I highly recommend Dr. Priti Ranjan to anyone who is looking for a great doctor!! I don't like the doctor's in my area so I rather drive to Plano to see Dr. Ranjan because I know they're gonna take care of me. All the staff are kind and professional. The girls at the front desk are very helpful and friendly and so are the medical assistants. Everyone is great!!"- M.G. / Google / Jun 29, 2021
"Dr. Ranjan and her team are the best. Definitely my preferred PCP!"- Y.J. / Google / Jun 25, 2021
"It was my 1st visit with Dr. Sarkar and she was very welcoming. She patiently listened to all of my concerns and throughly examined me. The staff was very friendly. I would definitely consider them as my preferred PCP."- S.P. / Google / Jun 21, 2021
"Warm environment, very thorough and helpful."- B.M. / Google / Jun 21, 2021
"We are lucky that we found Dr Ranjan. She is amazing. Staff is friendly and courteous."- J.P. / Google / Jun 16, 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.