STD treatment from exposure to someone who may have a STD
Genital itching, burning, discomfort, or pain are very concerning and uncomfortable symptoms. They are often caused by bacterial or prasitic STD infections. Have you been exposed to a person with an unknown STD status, or exposed to an anonymous person, or someone that may have a STD? You may be infected but asymptomatic (showing no symptoms). You may also start experiencing symptoms of urethritis, burning with urination, painful sex, vaginal odor or genital discharge. The genital discharge may be frothy, yellowish, or greenish with a foul smell.
You may use this form for confidential treatment if you have had unintentional sexual intercourse or contact (e.g. rape or sexual assault victim). We provide treatment for the most common treatable diseases like chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis. We follow CDC recommended treatment guidelines.
Chlamydia is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States and can infect both men and women. Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that affects both men and women. It is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia usually affects the sexual organs, but can also occur in the anus, mouth, and even eyes. Chlamydia is easily treatable when caught early. If left untreated, it may lead serious health problems such as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and ectopic pregnancy in women.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. It can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, and oral sex. The use of condoms and other protective measures may reduce the chance of infection but does not eliminate it completely.
- Abnormal discharge or bleeding
- Burning sensation when urinating
- Pain (and/or bleeding) during sex
- Lower abdominal pain (pelvic pain)
- Painful swelling of the testicles (epididymitis)
Treatment -Azithromycin 1G by mouth in a single dose OR Doxycycline 100 mg by mouth twice a daily for 7 days
Gonorrhea infections, caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, can be usually be cured with medication, however cases of antibiotic drug resistance are being seen ("Super Gonorrhea"). It infects both men and women. Gonorrheal infection affects the genitals, rectum, and even throat. It is very common especially among young people within the age of 15-24 years.
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease. It can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, and oral sex. The use of condoms and other protective measures may reduce the chance of infection but does not eliminate it completely.
- white, yellow, or green discharge
- Painful and/or swollen testicles
- Painful or burning sensation while urinating
- Increased vaginal discharge that may have foul odor
- Painful bowel movements
Treatment – Injection or Oral antibiotic (cefixime)
Trichomoniasis, “Trich”, is a very common STD caused by the protozoan parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis. Coinfection with other STDs and bacterial vaginosis is very common. Most people who have the parasite cannot tell they are infected.
Trichomoniasis is contracted by having penile-vaginal sex with someone who has the disease. The best way to prevent trichomoniasis is through consistent and correct use of condoms during all penile-vaginal sexual encounters
About 70% of infected people do not have any signs or symptoms. When trichomoniasis does cause symptoms, they can range from mild irritation to severe inflammation. Some people with symptoms gets them within 5 to 28 days after being infected. Others do not develop symptoms until much later. Symptoms can come and go.
- Abnormal Discharge from the privates,
- Itching or irritation
- Burning after urination or ejaculation
- Can range from not showing any symptoms to immediate onset of severe inflammatory disease.
- A change in vaginal discharge may be -purulent malodorous thin discharge (fishy smell), increased discharge, discharge can be clear, white, yellowish, or greenish
- Painful sex
- Redness or soreness of the genitals
Trichomoniasis can be treated with either metronidazole or tinidazole.
Syphilis is an acute and chronic sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by infection with Treponema pallidum. The disease is characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions in the acute phase (primary and secondary syphilis, and lesions of the bone, viscera, cardiovascular and neurologic systems in the chronic phase. Syphilis enhances transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) so prevention of syphilis is important for controlling HIV
Syphilis is contracted by having oral, vaginal, or anal intercourse with someone who has the disease. The use of condoms and other protective measures may reduce the chance of infection but does not eliminate it completely.
Early syphilis (chancre) –a localized skin lesion (chancre) begins often as a painless papule at the site of inoculation, this soon ulcerates. The lesions often appear on the genitals but may include the pharynx or anus.
Secondary syphilis- If left untreated within weeks to a few months after the chancre develops, secondary syphilis may develop, Symptoms include rash fever, headache, malaise, anorexia, sore throat, muscle ache, and weight loss
This may happen 1-30 years if left untreated symptoms include, cardiovascular syphilis, gummatous syphilis, and involvement of the central nervous system.
Latent syphilis- refers to when the patient is infected as shown by serological testing but shows no symptoms.
Treatment is with antibiotics and goal to prevent long-term adverse outcomes