STD examinations are performed by a Physician Assistant. To schedule an appointment, call 946-9474 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Listed below is general information about a few STDs. This information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.
Short-lived, flu-like symptoms (fatigue, fever, aches).
No symptoms with initial infection or for many years thereafter.
A complex regimen of medicine taken consistently can prolong life, but not cure the disease.
AIDS typically appears about 10 years after the initial HIV infection (although new therapies may further delay the development of AIDS).
For more information go to: http://www.medinstitute.org/includes/downloads/hiv.pdf
30% of infected people have no signs or symptoms. Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), severe fatigue, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Rash, joint pain and fever may also occur.
May cause lifelong infections that could cause liver failure, cancer and death.
For more information go to: http://www.medinstitute.org/includes/downloads/hepatitisb.pdf
"syph", "pox", "bad blood"
1st Stage: painless pimple or sore on genitals, fingers, lips, breast
2nd stage: rash, sores, swollen joints, flu-like illness
Latent stage: none
Antibiotics for patient, all sexual contacts and possibly infected offspring.
Brain damage, insanity, paralysis, heart disease, death; damage to skin, bones, eyes, liver, teeth of fetus and newborns.
For more information go to: http://www.medinstitute.org/includes/downloads/syphilis.pdf
"dose", "clap", "drip"
Local, genital discharge, pain; often no symptoms in men; usually none in women.
Swab test for women and men
Antibiotics for patient and all sexual contacts; follow-up test for "cure"
Pelvic infalmmatory disease, sterility, arthritis, blindness, eye infection in newborns For more information go to: http://www.medinstitute.org/includes/downloads/gonorrhea.pdf
Clear discharge, frequent urination; often no symptoms
5-10 days or longer
Permanent damage to reproductive organs, sterility, ectopic or tubal pregnancy or potentially fatal eye and lung infections in babies.
For more information go to: http://www.medinstitute.org/includes/downloads/chlamydia.pdf
Copious discharge, intense itching, burning and redness of genitals and thighs; painful intercourse; often no symptoms in men.
Visual examination at WISH-- pap smears are also used
Antibiotic for patient and regular sexual partners
Possible urinary tract infection and pain in lower abdomen For more information go to: http://www.medinstitute.org/includes/downloads/trichomonas.pdf
"yeast infection" or VVC
a common fungal infection that occurs when there is overgrowth of the fungus called Candida.
Women: genital itching or burning, with or without a "cottage cheese-like" vaginal discharge. Men: itchy rash on the penis
Antifungal drugs taken orally, applied directly to the affected area, or used vaginally
is the name of a condition in women where the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of certain bacteria. It is sometimes accompanied by discharge, odor, pain, itching, or burning.
Abnormal white or gray vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor; burning during urination or itching around the outside of the vagina, or both. Some women have no symptoms at all.
Visual exam and swab
Can increase a woman's susceptibility to HIV and other STDs, such as Chlamydia and gonorrhea; pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) following surgical procedures such as a hysterectomy or an abortion. While pregnant it may put a woman at increased risk for some complications of pregnancy.
Swollen, tender, painful sores on genitals
30 hours to 2 weeks
Visual examination done at WISH--pap smears are also common
There is no cure for genital herpes. Treatment with anti-viral medications like Acyclovir reduces the duration and intensity of symptoms.
Possible evidence linking infection to cervical cancer, severe central nervous system damage or death in infants infected during birth.
For more information go to: http://www.medinstitute.org/includes/downloads/herpes.pdf
Local irritation, itching. Most patients have no symptoms. Approximately 1% of all individuals who have been infected with HPV and 7% of those with current HPV infection have genital warts.
30 or more days
Liquid nitrogen, podophyllin tincture or surgical removal. HPV infection is not curable, although most HPV infections resolve spontaneously. Even if warts do resolve, infection may remain, and can still be passed on to a future sexual partner. In addition, warts frequently recur in the months following treatment.
Highly contagious; can spread enough to block vaginal and rectal openings.
For more information go to: http://www.medinstitute.org/includes/downloads/hpv.pdf