STD Testing Specialist

Sabrina Harrison, MD PC -  - Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology

Sovereign Women's Healthcare

Sabrina Harrison, MD PC

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Roswell, GA

Physicians diagnosed more than 2 million STDs in 2018 alone, according to the CDC. Fortunately, most STDs are curable if caught early with STD testing offered at Sovereign Women's Healthcare in Roswell, Georgia. Sabrina Harrison, MD, PC, is a board-certified gynecologist who offers appropriate STD treatments in a discreet and nonjudgmental setting. Protect your health by calling today for STD testing.

STD Testing Q & A

What is a sexually transmitted disease?

Apart from the flu and the common cold, STDs are the most common contagious infections in this country, with millions of new cases annually. STDs are spread by sexual contact, either oral, vaginal, or anal. 

Most STDs are curable, and the ones that aren't can be managed with medications. Untreated STDs may lead to serious health problems, and in some cases, affect your fertility. Fortunately, Sovereign Women's Healthcare offers convenient STD testing to catch STDs early when they're most treatable.

What are the most common STDs?

The most common STDs are also the ones that are spreading in record numbers in the United States, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Other prevalent STDs include:

  • Herpes
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

If you haven’t been vaccinated against HPV, Dr. Harrison may recommend an HPV vaccine. This vaccine can prevent cervical cancer.

What is vaginitis?

Vaginitis is a common type of vaginal inflammation. Up to one-third of women experience symptoms of vaginitis at some point in their lives. This condition can be caused by an imbalance in the lining of the vagina.

Vaginitis can be brought on by:

  • Antibiotics 
  • Hormonal changes
  • Infection
  • Douching 
  • Spermicides 

Sex can lead to vaginitis in some cases too. Dr. Harrison detects vaginitis by taking a sample of your discharge and viewing it under a microscope.

What happens during STD testing?

Sovereign Women's Healthcare offers blood tests, urine tests, and swab tests for STDs. Tests are performed in minutes. 

Typically, a blood test is sufficient to detect syphilis, HPV, and HIV. Chlamydia and gonorrhea may require a urine sample or genital swab. You'll have a blood test if you have no symptoms of genital herpes. If you have an outbreak, Dr. Harrison takes a swab of a sore for STD testing. 

Sovereign Women's Healthcare notifies you when your results are ready. If you need treatment, Dr. Harrison recommends the right medication based on your diagnosis. 

How are STDs treated?

Antibiotics can treat many STDs, including gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. Dr. Harrison recommends an appropriate medication for your STD.

Safeguard your health and well-being today by calling Sovereign Women's Healthcare or booking an appointment online for private, discreet STD testing.