Each year in the U.S., over 30 million men and women contract an STD, or Sexually Transmitted Disease (also called Sexually Transmitted Infections or STIs). Most of the time, these sexually transmitted diseases in women and men are left undetected as patients do not submit to testing for STDs. If you have been experiencing any of the sexually transmitted disease symptoms below, please call or schedule an appointment at an Obria Medical Clinic to determine if you need treatment. Obria offers STD testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and HIV. The following are common symptoms for many STDs or STIs:
- Unusual discharge from the penis or vagina
- Burning feeling when urinating
- Growths, sores or itching in the genital area
- Lower abdominal pain
- Darker than usual urine
- Skin rashes or sores
- Yellowish eyes
- Joint inflammation and/or enlarged lymph nodes
Many STDs have no obvious symptoms or if any, are very mild ones; therefore, it’s very important to learn about STDs and to be aware of how sexually transmitted diseases are transmitted. Yet no matter how minor the symptoms are, STDs can still be harmful to you and to your sexual partners. It’s important to seek treatment for sexually transmitted diseases as early as possible in order to restore your health as well as to stop the spread of the disease. If you have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex, Obria advises that you to get tested. Not only does Obria provide STD tests; we also raise awareness on how sexually transmitted diseases are transmitted and provide the causes, the definitions and a list of sexually transmitted diseases.
For more information about the STDs that Obria Medical Clinics test for, please click on the STDs listed below.
Though certain precautions can reduce the risk of contracting an STD, the only sure way to avoid sexually transmitted diseases is to exercise abstinence or engage in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has tested negative for STDs. It also helps to get STD testing routinely. In California, every 87 seconds, a teenager contracts an STD.
Transmission of an STD cannot be prevented by washing the genitals, urinating, and/or douching after sex. Any unusual discharge, sore, or rash, particularly in the groin area, should be a signal to stop all sexual activity and visit a doctor immediately.
To learn more about sexually transmitted diseases or testing for STDs, Obria Medical Clinics offer testing in all of our Southern California clinics. Visit or contact one of our locations today for STD tests for both men and women.