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All Day Medical Care Clinic

Behavioral & Medical Specialists in Gaithersburg, Urbana, Columbia, Silver Spring, & Bethesda, MD

Do you suspect you’ve been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease (STD), or are you due for a checkup? If so, All Day Medical Care Clinic offers STD testing at both their primary offices in Gaithersburg, Bethesda, Urbana, Maryland, Columbia, Maryland, and their satellite office in Silver Spring, Maryland. Sexual health isn’t always easy to talk about, but the team at All Day Medical Care Clinic puts you at ease with their kindness, compassion, and professionalism. Invest in your health and your relationships by scheduling your STD testing online or over the phone today.

STD Testing Q & A

What are STDs?

STDs are sexually transmitted diseases and infections. Some of the most well-known STDs include: 

  • Genital herpes
  • HPV
  • Genital warts
  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Trichomoniasis

You and your partner can pass STDs to one another through vaginal intercourse, oral intercourse, anal intercourse, or in some cases, skin-to-skin contact. 

What are the most common STD symptoms?

Every STD is different. However, if you’ve recently noticed any of the following symptoms, you may have an STD:

  • Vaginal odor
  • Vaginal burning or itching
  • Penile itching
  • Vaginal or penile discharge
  • Painful urination
  • Pain during sex

You may also have an STD if you’ve suddenly noticed rashes, sores, or warts in your genital area.

Do I need STD testing?

If you’re sexually active, it’s a good idea to annually get tested for STDs. In addition, you could be at risk for an STD and ought to be tested if you:

  • Have a sex partner with multiple sex partners
  • Have multiple sex partners
  • Engage in unprotected sex
  • Inject intravenous drugs with shared needles
  • Have come in contact with the semen, blood, or vaginal secretions of someone with an STD

The practice also recommends you receive certain STD screenings if you are:

  • With a new sex partner
  • Pregnant 
  • Sexually active
  • A female over the age of 21 
  • HIV-positive
  • A baby boomer (born between 1945 and 1965)
  • A man with a same-sex partner

How long does STD testing take?

It only takes a few minutes to get a sample for STD testing. Generally, your provider requires just a small sample of urine, blood, discharge, or fluid from genital sores. 

Once your provider takes the sample, they send it for testing. Typically, you get results within a few days to weeks. If there is any cause for concern, your provider calls you back in to discuss your results.

The idea of STD testing can be scary, but when you’re proactive, you protect your health and the health of your past, present, and future partners. Schedule your appointment today by calling All Day Medical Care Clinic, or using the online booking tool.