STDs are difficult to talk about, but they are a major problem for people across the world. The vast majority are contracted due to unsafe or unprotected sex, but many can be transferred in other ways, whether from sharing needles, as in the case of HIV / AIDS or from oral sex like herpes. Not all contraceptives, which are designed to stop pregnancy, prevent STDs. Furthermore, many STDs like Chlamydia, do not have visible symptoms in most sufferers. This means it is important for people who are about to embark on a new relationship, especially if unprotected sex is going to be a part of it, to take an STD test. KwikMed are licensed to prescribe such a sexually transmitted disease panel in most states in the USA.
What Does an STD Lab Result Look Like
STD lab results come from blood and/or urine tests. Sometimes an STDs pictures panel helps. These can show pictures of how some diseases develop such as a penile corpuscular lesion or one of the syphilis 3 distinct phases, although only the latter ones are truly distinctively of Syphilis. The lab results will measure levels of particular substances within the blood and urine. These include, for example, hepatitis B antibody and antigen tests. The tests may find the STDs that cause upper abdominal pain.
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There are several types of STD panels. These test for infectious diseases such as syphilis, herpes, hepatitis, chlamydia and gonorrhea. Each test looks for specific substances and factors. For chlamydia, KwikMed uses a urine sample rather than a swab and looks for the bacteria involved in the disease by using nucleic acid amplification. For gonorrhea, known lovingly as the clap, also uses a urine sample and nucleic acid amplification in order to find the bacterium that causes the disease. In both cases, urine samples are seen as being more accurate than a swab test.
What STD is Blood Related
Blood results can be used to find STDs such as HIV / AIDS. This disease has no visible symptoms and can lay dormant for a long time. As of yet, there is no known cure, but progress is being made and people are living longer, more active lives. Getting care early is very important for people with this disease. HIV can be transmitted through unprotected sex, blood transfusions involving tainted blood or needle sharing. KwikMed’s test looks for both HIV-1 and HIV-2, which both look for antibodies produced by the body’s immune system to try and fight the HIV virus.
STD Panels to Choose From
There are several STD panel tests to choose from with KwikMed. As several STDs have specific symptoms while others do not, it may be possible to decide which panels to pick. Once you have decided, you will need to log into a KwikMed account or register a new one. A quick consultation will ask about your existing conditions and medications. You will then pay for the panel and wait for the requisition email to be emailed to you. This will be done within 24 hours. You then take the form to a lab, which will do the test itself. KwikMed will inform you of what labs are in STD screening and will post your results on your KwikMed account. Once you have the results, you can decide what to do next in terms of treatment.