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July 6, 2016

STD Testing FAQ

Valley STD’s Sexual Health FAQ

How common are sexually transmitted infections?

STD’s have been around for as long as humans could record disease. There are references to herpes in Shakespeare, and only started to become well understood with the advent of modern medicine starting in the early 20th century. Globally 1 in 10 women ages 16-20 have Chlamydia. Spikes in syphilis have also become a more recent phenomenon. In the past 10 years according to the CDC, 1 in 3 HIV infected individuals are unaware they’re affected

Quick Stats

  • 1 in 10 of Females 16-20 Have Chlamydia
  • 1 in 3 people don’t know their infected
  • 1 in 5 people in the US have genital herpes (type 2 virus)

What are some common symptoms for STDs?

Unaware to most, many sexually transmitted diseases may not exhibit any physical signs or symptoms such as in Chlamydia and HIV. It’s common for infectious persons to be unaware they’re infected thus reiterating the importance of getting tested. Common symptoms for STDs are discharge through the urethra or vagina. This discharge may be pus-like, and liquid like, perhaps even watery. Other common signs are burning sensations while urinating, or also during intercourse. These are all common signs of an infection. Additional signs include frequent urination, teste/vulva swelling, bloody urine, and of course rashes around genitals, or the anus, and pain in-between menstrual cycles. If you are currently exhibiting any of these symptoms do not panic. It’s never to late to get tested!

Should I even get tested for STDs?

The plain fact is that many of these ancient bacteria and viruses do not exhibit symptoms right away or unbashfully. Many of them are subtle and can persist for years without detection. It is possible for the infection to be to late to be treated. One very serious disease called Syphilis, develops serious symptoms if left untreated. Facial decay, paralysis, blindness, and eventually death from Syphillis created horrible like situations for people before penicillin was discovered. Just do a google search for Syphilils. Warning, it’s not pretty. Infertility is another health risk associated with various STDs, as well as increased risk of cancer, brain damage, seizures, and an array of others.

How long does it take to get test results back?

Our labs across California and the Central Valley are able to get reliable results back within 5 days. Test results are made available online, eliminating any sort of physical mail being sent home or even emails if you choose.

How accurate are your tests?

Most tests are 98% accurate, however there are times when there isn’t 100% accuracy. Some STI’s do not show up on tests right away. It may take an infection a few days or even months to show up in a lab test. Our provides closely follow industry standards and federal guidelines to provide you safe and accurate STD testing.

Why Valley STD?

At Valley STD we’ve sourced the most recommended health clinics and labs in Fresno and Kern County to give valley residents complete, convenient, and reliable access to their sexual health. We safeguard your personal information strictly to industry regulations.

How does payment work?

We accept all forms of credit card and many forms on health insurance.

How much will an STD test cost?

Tests start as low as $22 on up to $200 for a complete 10 panel test for all the common STDs such as chlamydia, gonorrea, herpes, syphilis and more.

How do I order a test online?

Ordering a test is a simple as locating a lab and filling out a form online or calling us at (559) 682-0040.

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