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STD Testing

Alameda OB/GYN

Olivia Butt, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Alameda, CA

You probably know that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are extremely prevalent. But most people don’t think they could be the ones with the STD. If you’re sexually active, the right testing can help you know your status and defend your health. To learn more about the comfortable, convenient, and safe testing with Olivia Butt, MD, at Alameda OB/GYN, call their office in Alameda, California, or book your appointment online.

STD Testing Q & A

What is STD testing?

STD tests are designed to determine if you have a sexually transmitted disease. Don’t panic if your test comes back positive. STDs are extremely common, and many of them are highly treatable. But the first step to keeping yourself healthy and safe is knowing where you stand. That’s why Olivia Butt, MD, and her caring, discreet team offer STD testing from the convenience of their warm, friendly office.

At Alameda OB/GYN, you can get tested for:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • HPV
  • Hepatitis
  • Genital herpes
  • HIV

In short, this is a quick, convenient way to know if STDs are impacting your body.

Should I get tested for an STD?

If you are sexually active and have never been tested before, it’s a good idea to schedule your STD test. People often avoid testing because they’re afraid it will be embarrassing or awkward. That’s why Alameda OB/GYN offers testing at their comfortable office. Their friendly and discreet team makes sure you feel relaxed and comfortable as you get tested.  

If you have multiple partners, getting tested on a regular basis (usually once a year, but Dr. Butt can recommend a schedule based on your body and your lifestyle) can keep you in top health. If you are in a monogamous relationship and your test comes back negative, you can generally stop testing unless you or your partner’s lifestyle changes.

What happens if my test comes back positive?

As we mentioned before, STDs are extremely common. If you test positive for an STD, Dr. Butt will work with you to develop a treatment plan. She is experienced in helping people protect their overall health and quality of life and can offer management plans for genital warts and herpes, treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea, and more.

Before you start stressing about a positive STD test, talk with Dr. Butt. As an experienced, caring gynecology expert, she can help you understand your STD and your options moving forward. She will take the time to develop a plan with you that helps you stay healthy and works with your wants and needs.

If you’d like to learn more about STD testing or want to set up your appointment, call Alameda OB/GYN or book it online today.