Instant Medical Care – Urgent Care Walk in Clinic in Fort Lauderdale offers the following types of COVID-19 testing. Residents and tourists in Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Lauderhill, Hollywood, North Miami Beach and all Broward and Miami-Dade counties, walk in clinic, no need for appointments, fully confidential, average waiting time 15 minutes:
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a major public health problem in both resource-rich and limited settings. STIs are frequently asymptomatic and can lead to various complications. The immediate goal of screening for STIs is to identify and treat infected persons before they develop complications and to identify, test, and treat their sex partners to prevent transmission and reinfections.
Complications of untreated sexually transmitted infections (STIs) include upper genital tract infections, infertility, chronic pelvic pain, cervical cancer, and chronic infection with hepatitis viruses and HIV. The approach to STI diagnosis and management is based upon disease or symptom-specific syndromes, including vaginal discharge, urethral discharge, ulcerative genital disease, nonulcerative genital disease, and pelvic pain. However, many patients have asymptomatic disease, which increases the risk of complications and sustained transmission in the community. Thus, screening is an important approach to identify and treat infected individuals, who would otherwise go undetected. Routine screening for all potential STIs in all patients is cost-prohibitive; targeted screening of asymptomatic patients in specified risk groups is more feasible.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea
Infections with Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae are very common. In the United States, they are the two most commonly reported communicable diseases. In females, the primary benefit of screening and treatment is to reduce their personal risk of reproductive sequelae. In males, who have a lower risk of long-term sequelae or more frequently have symptomatic disease, the main rationale for screening and treatment would be to reduce the likelihood of reinfection of sex partners and reduce overall transmission of these infections.
Syphilis can lead to serious long-term sequelae, including cardiac and neurologic manifestations, which are prevented by treatment in the early stages of disease, which can be minimally symptomatic or easily left undiagnosed. Screening and treatment can also reduce transmission of infection. Additionally, syphilis is associated with an increased risk for HIV transmission and acquisition
Contact Urgent Care Walk in Clinic in Fort Lauderdale today if you have any questions about STD testing:
Instant Medical Care
Call us: (954) 200-6001
It’s our mission to make it as easy and discreet as possible for you to be tested. We offer the convenience of walk-in clinic hours so testing can be done anytime that works best for you. Take care of your health and prevent any unpleasant situations with your health