Sexually Transmitted Infections(STDs) | Express Urgent Care Chicago IL
STDs or Sexually Transmitted Diseases are very common, and sometimes the symptoms are not obvious. Our caregivers are here to help, with confidential and comprehensive testing as well as treatment for a range of STDs.
Types of STD’s
Chlamydia does not typically have symptoms, but left untreated it can lead to serious reproductive and general health problems. A simple swab or urine test will put your mind at ease, and Chlamydia is easily treated and cured with antibiotics.
Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that is easily treated and curable with antibiotics. Left untreated, however, gonorrhea can lead to serious health problems from infertility to cystitis and Disseminated Gonococcal Infection (DGI) – and increase your risk of getting other STDs, like HIV.
Genital herpes is caused by a virus that enters through the skin. Symptoms may range from none at all, to open, raw blisters and sores. A simple swab test will determine if you have the virus. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Herpes, but symptoms can be lessened and prevented with treatment. Treatment can also reduce the risk of passing the virus on to someone else.
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the infection that causes AIDS. Often there are no symptoms for 10 years or more. There is no cure for HIV/AIDS, but treatment is available, with more advances available each year. Early detection and education are key to managing the disease.
Syphilis is a bacterial infection that requires medical treatment. The infection has multiple stages and may begin as a painless sore. Additional symptoms as the stages progress may include rash, fever, swollen lymph glands, sore throat, headaches, and more. Treatment is available.