STD Treatment

STD Treatment

STD Treatment services offered in Arlington and Prosper, TX

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are common, particularly among young adults, affecting about one in five people in the United States. If you’re at risk of an STD or suspect you have one, rely on the Institute for Hormonal Balance in Arlington and Prosper, Texas. Highly trained wellness specialists provide STD treatments that cure or help you better manage your condition. Schedule an evaluation at the Institute for Hormonal Balance by phone or online today.

STD Treatment Q&A

What is STD treatment?

STD treatment at Institute for Hormonal Balance involves screening and medications or other solutions for sexually transmitted diseases, or diseases contracted due to sexual contact with an infected partner. STDs are caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites.

Who is a candidate for STD treatment?

STD treatment is appropriate for people who have contracted an STD, such as:

  • Herpes
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Hepatitis A, B, or C
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Trichomoniasis 
  • Chlamydia 

It’s possible to have more than one STD at the same time. 

Symptoms associated with STDs include:

  • Unusual genital discharge
  • Foul genital odor
  • Infertility
  • Presence of abnormal cervical cells
  • Genital or anal sores
  • Anal or genital warts
  • Pelvic pain in women
  • Other new or unusual symptoms

You might not notice any symptoms after contracting an STD. Just because you have no symptoms doesn’t mean you’re STD-free. Schedule STD screening if you have risk factors. 

Is STD treatment right for me?

Anyone who is sexually active may be at risk of contracting STDs. These diseases spread through vaginal, anal, or oral sexual intercourse with an infected person. Abstaining from sex or only having sex with one mutually monogamous partner (who has tested negative for STDs) is one way to reduce your risk of STDs. Wearing a condom also minimizes STD risks.

STD risk factors include having sex with multiple partners, not using protection during sexual contact, and having sex with someone with multiple sex partners.

What happens during STD testing?

Numerous STD tests are available based on your symptoms and risk factors. A provider discusses your lifestyle habits and symptoms, completes a physical exam, and may recommend blood testing, urine tests, or tissue swabs to check for specific STDs. The Institute for Hormonal Balance team may also complete a pelvic exam and Pap test in women.

What can I expect during STD treatment?

After your Institute for Hormonal Balance provider reviews the results of the STD test, they discuss them with you. If you test positive for an STD, your specialist may suggest you take medications to cure the STD or help you better manage its symptoms. 

While some STDs are curable, others are not. Your provider discusses the best solution based on which STD you may have.

Schedule STD treatment or screening at the Institute for Hormonal Balance by phone or online today.