STD Testing Specialist

Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women

Gynecologists located in Lawrenceville, GA

Testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is a normal part of a general well-woman visit. At Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the experienced gynecologists ensure you’re not carrying one of these common diseases that are often symptom-free but still transmissible and capable of negatively affecting your long-term health. Call to set up STD testing or use the online tool to schedule today.

STD Testing Q & A

Why should I undergo STD testing?

Nearly 20 million new STD infections occur in any given year. STDs, also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are incredibly common so don’t feel embarrassed discussing a possible infection with your doctor. 

At Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women, the providers welcome discussion of your sexual habits and history to make sure you’re protected and safe.

If you’re sexually active you’re at risk of contracting an STD, especially if you’re not in a mutually monogamous relationship. While condoms do offer protection against STDs, they’re not a guarantee.

Those who share needles for drug use are also at risk of contracting an STD.

What are the symptoms that call for STD testing?

You should schedule STD testing at Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Itching or burning in your vaginal area
  • Visible vaginal warts or bumps

You should also schedule a test if your sexual partner was recently diagnosed with an STD.

These symptoms aren’t always a sign of an STD, but being evaluated can help ease any concerns and, if you are infected, prevent long-term complications like sterilization. Even if you don’t have outward symptoms but are sexually active, it makes sense to get a screening.

What should I expect during STD testing?

During your visit to Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women, you’ll be treated with respect and compassion. They determine the best testing procedures based on your symptoms and sexual history. 

STDs may be detected through a blood test, saliva swab, external evaluation, or vaginal swab. These tests screen for some of the most common STDs, including HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia.

When will I find out the results of STD testing?

When you get your results depends on the type of screening you had. Blood tests and fluid specimens may take up to a week to process. Your provider contacts you with your results as soon as they have an answer.

Treatment depends on the type of STD you have. Many forms are easily treated and eradicated with antibiotics while other STDs, like herpes, aren’t curable and require long-term management.

Schedule your STD testing today. Call Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women or book online today.