Sexual Transmitted Diseases Testing

Patient

Q: My son wants to be tested for stds, can this be done through our primary care physician or must he be referred to a specialist? What kind of test are performed?

Doctor

A:   Testing for STDs is simple and relatively painless. There are various methods for testing, depending on the condition. Some STDs can be detected through a urine sample or swab, while others may require a blood test. And absolutely yes, can be done through your primary care physician.

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