Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that sexually transmitted disease cases are at an all-time high.
The number of reported cases of STDs in 2016:
1.59 million cases of chlamydia - 4.7% higher than 2015
486, 518 cases of gonorrhea - 18.5% higher than 2015
27,814 cases of syphilis - 17.6% higher than 2015.
The CDC recommends the following steps for patients to protect their sexual health:
- Prepare to answer your healthcare provider's questions about sex honestly
- Get tested
- Get treated
- Know the benefits of "Expedited Partner Therapy"
- Get retested - its common to get some STDs more than once
- Communicate - with your sexual partner and your healthcare provider.
Sandpoint Women's Health provides patients options for preventing STDs, testing for STDs and treatment for STDs.
Our highly trained providers can answer questions you have regarding STDs and help you manage your sexual health.
Call 208-263-2173 to make an appointment today. Or click the button below and request an appointment.