Allcare for Women
OBGYNs & Aesthetics located in Henderson, NV
Medical experts estimate that sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs and STIs) cause as many as 24,000 women to become infertile in the United States each year. Since STD screening can help detect infections early on so you can get treatment, Candance Leaphart-St. Cloud, DO, FACOG, and the dedicated team at Allcare for Women offer comprehensive STD testing. Book your appointment at this Henderson, Nevada, clinic by clicking on the online scheduler today or by calling to speak with a team member.
STD Screening Q & A
Why do I need STD screening?
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening should be a routine part of your overall preventive health care plan if you’re sexually active. In general, you should be getting screened for STDs annually, or sometimes more frequently if you have multiple sexual partners. You need regular STD screening to:
- Prevent the spread of infections through sexual contact
- Check for an STD if exposed from an infected partner
- Detect infections early to start treatment quickly
- Preserve your fertility health
You also need STD screening if you’re pregnant or trying to conceive since certain STDs can be transmitted to your baby and can affect their health.
Which STD tests do I need?
At Allcare for Women, you can receive discreet and compassionate STD screening for any infections you’re concerned about, or just routine preventive testing. Dr. Leaphart-St. Cloud typically recommends getting STD tests for:
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Dr. Leaphart-St. Cloud can also test you for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), of which a lab outside of the Allcare for Women clinic space determines the result. In addition, if you show signs and symptoms of genital herpes, Dr. Leaphart-St. Cloud can test for the viral infection.
How are STDs treated?
If your STD screening shows that you have an infection, Dr. Leaphart-St. Cloud has you come in for a follow-up visit to talk about your diagnosis and all possible treatment options. Depending on your STD diagnosis, your treatment plan may include:
- Prescription-strength topical creams
- Antiviral medications
- Antibiotic injections
- Oral antibiotics
Dr. Leaphart-St. Cloud may also recommend screening and even treating your partner at the same time, so neither of you continues struggling with STDs. You and your partner may need to be screened again after about three months, just to ensure your STD treatment was effective.
Once Dr. Leaphart-St. Cloud helps you get your current STD and symptoms under control, she spends time counseling you on prevention, and STD signs and symptoms to recognize. At Allcare for Women, you can expect comprehensive and compassionate STD screening and treatment, so you can restore your feminine health as quickly as possible.
You can receive comprehensive and discreet STD screening at Allcare for Women. Find out more by booking an evaluation either online or over the phone.