FALLS CHURCH, VA, January 24, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- At Loehmann's Walk-In Clinic, we strive to help our patients walk out of our office feeling better. To help patients improve their health, Loehmann's Walk-In Clinic offers same-day STD testing in Falls Church. With the availability of same day STD testing, residents of Falls Church, VA can receive the information they need without waiting several weeks.
"We understand that waiting can be the most difficult part of a diagnosis, especially when it comes to STDs. It is our goal to help each of our patients remain healthy and happy, which is why we offer same day STD testing at our Falls Church urgent care facility. We will work with you to provide the results you need, when you need them-right away," said Dr. Hoang Tran of Falls Church STD Clinic, Loehmann's Walk-In Clinic, PLLC.
At Loehmann's Walk-In Clinic, you can come in and be tested without an appointment and the results will be ready that same day. Ultimately, it is your decision to get tested for a sexually transmitted disease (STD), but it is important to know what to look for and where to go for testing.
When official recommendations are made they are based on research statistics about sexual activity and infection rates. However, experts suggest that the best strategy is for individuals to educate themselves and then ask for tests based on their own sexual history and level of concern.
It is important to understand some basic guidelines on when you should get an STD test:
- If you are sexually active
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends HIV tests for all sexually active adults and pregnant women. Urine tests are available now for chlamydia and gonorrhea, making testing easier than ever before.
- If you are under the age of 24
According to a 2006 CDC survey, young people between the ages of 15 and 24 represent just 25 percent of the sexually active population, but they also represent almost 50 percent of new STD cases that year.
- If you are a man of any sexual preference
Most doctors don't test men for STDs other than HIV unless they have symptoms. This is partly because women get more severe health problems from HPV and chlamydia, and also because until recently STD tests for men, have involved painful swabbing. Testing for HIV and syphilis is especially important if you are a man who has sex with a man because there are higher rates of both infections among the men you are likely to have as partners.
- If you are a woman of any sexual preference
In addition to getting tested for HIV, all women should get an annual Pap smear to make sure there are no potentially precancerous abnormalities in the cells of the cervix, possibly caused by HPV.
Please contact our STD clinic in Falls Church-Loehmann's Walk-In Clinic, PLLC-for more information about STD testing and other urgent care resources. For more information, patients can visit the practice's website at http://www.loehmannsclinic.com/
About Loehmann's Walk-In-Clinic: Dr. Hoang Tran and Dr. Rizwan Dar operate Loehmann's Walk-in Clinic, PLLC-a Falls Church urgent care clinic. Dr. Tran is a Board Certified physician in Internal Medicine and has been in practice for 14 years with extensive experience in adult medicine and elderly care. Dr. Dar is a Board Certified physician in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. His areas of expertise and interest include blood pressure management. As an urgent care clinic in Falls Church, Loehmann's Walk-In Clinic, LLC works to provide emergency care, STD testing, DOT physicals and an array of other services.
Loehmann's Walk-In Clinic, PLLC
7283 Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22042
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