What causes STDs?
The majority of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and diseases are spread through sexual contact. Blood, semen, vaginal fluid, and other bodily fluids can carry the bacteria, viruses, or parasites that cause sexually transmitted diseases from one person to another.
These infections can occasionally be spread nonsexually, such as when mothers give birth to their babies or when they receive blood transfusions or share needles.STDs don’t have visible symptoms at early stages but their consequences are contagious.
Get yourself tested for STDs at GladiatorMD before it is too late.
Who is at risk?
Men who have:
- Sex with other men by men
- Engaged with transgender women
- Been forced to have sex or engaged in sexual activity without their will
- More than one sexual partner since the last test
- Used intravenous (IV) drugs
Diagnosis of STDs
Sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment are offered by GladiatorMD. Dedicated staff with specialized training in sexually transmitted infections offers services in a private setting. Regardless of age or insurance status, everyone is welcome.
For both adolescents and adults, GladiatorMD provides the following services:
- Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes infections (HSV), genital warts caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), molluscum, scabies, and vaginitis are all evaluated and treated.
- Checking for the presence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- Start of the PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV)
- Counseling regarding HIV prevention
- Hepatitis C testing
- Vaccines against sexually transmitted diseases
- The use of post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) following a sexual HIV exposure
- Knowledge and information on safer sex practices and sexually transmitted infections
What tests are used to screen STDs?
|Serial No.||Test Name||Sample taken||What It Measures|
|1||GMD Chlamydia Test||Rectal swab urine sample||DNA of the bacteria|
|2||GMD Gonorrhea Test||Urine sample or swab from site of infection||Bacterial DNA|
|3||GMD Herpes Test||Blood sample or swab from site of infection||Virus or antibodies produced by the body|
|4||GMD HIV Tests||Blood sample or oral fluid||Detects antigens/antibodies produced by the body|
How does GladiatorMD STD Testing work?
We offer covert, practical, and affordable genital herpes treatments through the use of telemedicine technology and U.S. licensed medical personnel. Your first step is to visit the website. Your doctor or nurse practitioner needs to be aware of your health (including any medications you take, your lifestyle, any previous surgeries you’ve had, etc.), as well as how STDs affect you.
They also require personal identification cards to know who they will be assisting in the future. They go over everything and decide whether you qualify for telemedicine or if an offline STD test at one of our testing facilities is necessary.
Is all information about my STD test private?
Yes. Your results and any information you provide to us are kept in strict confidence and won’t be disclosed to anyone else. You will be given a reference number, which you are free to use if you like.
What happens during an STI test?
STI tests might check for gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, or syphilis, among other conditions. STI testing involves giving a sample of your blood or urine if you don’t have any symptoms. Tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia can be performed on the urine. HIV and syphilis tests can be performed on the blood sample.
If you do experience symptoms, a doctor will assess them. Your body’s symptomatic areas may be swabbed by the doctor for testing. You might be asked to give a sample of your blood or urine as well. The test can definitively identify the STI you have and help determine the best course of treatment, even though the doctor may be able to tell you whether you have one or not.
A Pap test checks for STIs?
No. Cervical cancer screenings are called “pap smears,” “pap tests,” or “cervical smears.” Although the human papillomavirus (HPV), a STI, is a major contributor to cervical cancer cases, pap smears are not the same as an HPV test. HPV is not detected by standard STI tests, and HPV testing is frequently postponed until after age 30.
Once more, getting tested for STIs is the only surefire way to find out if you have one.