Introduction to STD Screening & Treatment in Kansas City
Take control of your health with the power of knowledge. WCJC offers discrete STD screening and treatment services.
According to the CDC, there were nearly 68 million sexually transmitted disease (STD) infections in 2018. STDs, also known as sexually transmitted infections or STIs, don’t always cause symptoms so it’s possible to have an infection and not know it. All sexually active individuals should get tested regularly, as STDs can be treated and some can be cured entirely.
What it Covers
- Bacterial Vaginosis
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- And more
How it Works
Different STDs require different treatment, your WCJC provider will make sure you have the information you need.
People can cure sexually transmitted infections outright with the right treatment and medications. Others are incurable but can be managed to minimize their impact on your health and wellness. In order to perform STD testing in Kansas City, your provider will first consult with you about your concerns and then determine the test(s) needed.
Before ordering any STD testing, your provider discusses your risk factors for STDs so be prepared to go over your sexual and health history. We will ask you about signs or potential symptoms of STD infections to help us determine the best strategy for testing.
One thing that is important to remember when reviewing your STD test results is that sexually transmitted diseases have “window periods,” which means there is a period between being infected and the STD showing up on tests. If you’ve had an encounter, you feel may have put your health at risk, you may want to repeat the test after that window period has elapsed.
Blood Tests for STDs
Several of the more common STDs are detected via blood tests. We perform blood sample analysis to detect the presence of STDs like hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes, HIV, and syphilis.
Urine Analysis for STDs
Urine analysis is another common way to test for many STDs. We effectively detect trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia via urine samples.
Swab Tests for STDs
Via swab tests—whether vaginal, rectal, cervical, urethral, or from the site of the infection—we detect the genetic material of certain viruses that cause STDs. Some of the STDs commonly tested for via swabs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, HPV, syphilis, and trichomoniasis.
Peace of Mind: The Benefits of STD Screening & Treatment
Protect yourself and the ones you care about with proper screening and STD treatment.
Most STDs won’t have a dramatic negative impact on a person’s health if promptly detected and treated. Not only does early detection protect the health of the infected, it stops them from transmitting the STD to others. Of the 8 most common sexually transmitted infections, 4 are currently curable: syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis. The other 4 most common STDs—hepatitis B, herpes, HIV, and HPV—are not curable, but can be effectively treated to prevent dire health consequences and help you live a normal life.
We perform STD screening and treatment in Kansas City at the following WCJC locations.
8901 W 74th St.
Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
21120 West 152nd St.
Olathe, Kansas 66061
Kansas City STD Treatment Doctors.
Meet the WCJC doctors who typically perform STD treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our team often hears recurring questions regarding sexually transmitted diseases, their detection, and how to treat them. Here are a few helpful answers to get you started on your own journey to taking charge of your sexual health.