Staying Safe STD Testing | AFC Urgent Care of Gastonia, NC
Our Walk-In Clinic provides confidential sessions with utmost care and respect.
The physicians at AFC Urgent Care of Gastonia, NC at 1908 E. Franklin Blvd. Suite 100 Gastonia, NC 28054 offers testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as treatment.
“Although some people are hesitant to discuss their sexual health, STD testing is a very important part of any sexually active person’s medical care,” said Dr. Todd Rudolph, Medical Director at AFC Urgent Care & Family Care. “At AFC Urgent Care, privacy and respect are the cornerstones of our care. Together, we can determine what types of tests are appropriate for you.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), STD testing and treatment can help prevent the spread of STDs, and the CDC recommends all adults and adolescents ages 13 to 64 be tested at least once for HIV.
Some STD testing recommendations from the CDC include:
- Syphilis, HIV, chlamydia, and hepatitis B screening for all pregnant women, and gonorrhea screening for at-risk pregnant women starting early in pregnancy, with repeat testing as needed, to protect the health of mothers and their infants.
- Anyone who has unsafe sex or shares injection drug equipment should get tested for HIV at least once a year. Sexually active gay and bisexual men may benefit from more frequent testing (e.g., every 3 to 6 months).
- Annual chlamydia screening of all sexually active women younger than 25 years, as well as older women with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners, or a sex partner who has a sexually transmitted infection.
AFC Urgent Care provides private testing and treatment. If you would like to learn more about STD testing, or would like to be tested, please visit AFC Urgent Care of Gastonia, NC or call us today at (704) 271-1215.