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SEXUAL HEALTH & WELLNESS

STI TESTING & TREATMENT

Test Panel Includes Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis, and Syphilis

Sexually transmitted infections aren’t easy to talk about, but they’re
an important topic to discuss. We can answer all your questions and perform screenings for STIs if you’re sexually active.

STI tests are conducted on a urine sample, blood sample, or a swab. Some STIs can easily be treated with medication while others can be managed so as to reduce their spread to others. We recommended that anyone who is sexually active gets tested for all STIs at least every 3 to 6 months. 

THE BASICS

STI

STI Testing and Treatment - A Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) is an infection that is spread through direct sexual contact. We test for gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, HIV, and Hepatitis- A, B, and C. Some STIs are accompanied by symptoms such as a burning sensation while urinating or an abnormal discharge from the genitals, while others show no symptoms at all.

SEXUAL HEALTH & WELLNESS

Who is at risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI)?
 

Anyone who is sexually active is at risk of getting an STI. Using latex or plastic male or female condoms does reduce your risk but doesn’t eliminate it altogether.
 

You’re at more risk if you have multiple partners or your partner has multiple partners.

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Do I need an appointment?

You can visit our clinic regardless of your age, gender or sexual orientation and if you're under 16 the clinic staff won't tell your parents.

Most of the time we are walk-in and you don't need to schedule your visit in advance. Due to COVID-19 patient visits have changed, so call in advance to check opening hours and make schedule your visit. On the day, make sure you allow enough time for paperwork and don;t forget your mask.

What to expect on your visit.

Once you have checked in you will more than likely have to wait to see a nurse or our doctor. Once you do get seen, you will be asked a few straightforward questions.

'You will be asked about your sexual history, so try and be honest and answer every question. When you do get into the patient room, you will be asked if you are concerned with any symptoms. If you are concerned you might have an STI, you will undergo an examination. The nurse or doctor will explain what will happen during the examination, but if you are unsure about anything, don't be afraid to ask.

Are there post check ups?

You should expect to see your doctor every 2–3 months for follow-up. Your doctor’s visits will depend on your particular circumstances and your healthcare provider. 

  • Use a calendar to mark your appointment days.

  • Set reminders on your phone.

  • Download an app on your phone that can help remind you of your medical appointments.

  • Keep your appointment card in a place where you will see it.

  • Ask a family member or friend to help you remember your appointment.

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The evidence is in.

 

Face coverings keep us safer and help slow COVID-19. That’s an important fact to remember the next time you visit us or meet up with friends inside a public venue.

Combined with regularly sanitizing our hands and social distancing, we can all help slow the spread of a pandemic that continues to infect people all over the world and right here in Dallas, TX.

CONFIO is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak, known as COVID-19. We regularly treat patients with infectious diseases, and CONFIO physicians, nurses, and clinical staff are highly trained in infection prevention protocols. Specific to COVID-19, we are following the procedures outlined by the CDC and state and federal healthcare authorities.

As always, if you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911. If available, put on a face mask before emergency medical services arrive.

Don't worry. It's an easy process!

01

Schedule your Appointment


Save time and fill out your new patient paperwork online. Remember to bring a form of ID.

02

Complete
Your Labs

 

We will conduct a health assessment and order a series of lab work. We will then schedule your next visit.

03

Meet with
our Provider

 

The provider will look over your labs and make sure everything is okay and answer any questions.

04

Come back for
a follow-up


You will be scheduled to come back to keep track of your lab results, medical visits, and care..

05

Medication Is Mailed Ou


You will receive your medication or can pick up at your preferred pharmacy.

Appointment Checklist 

These items will help expedite the process but if you are missing any or all of the documents above, still come to your appointment. A staff member will work with you to connect you to care. Photo ID, Proof of Residence (ex. current phone or electricity bill) or Info About Current Living Status, and Proof of Income (if applicable)