There are several ways to establish or rule out infection with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. Of course, various lab tests can be useful tools, but sometimes, a physical exam may be a good idea. Quite often, one might find out they have an STD the hard way, such as when the infection manifests obvious signs and symptoms.
People find themselves getting tested for HIV and STDs for all sorts of reasons. Maybe you’re in a new relationship, and now you’re ready to take it to the next level. Perhaps you’ve stepped outside your relationship or you found out your partner is cheating. We also often test people because they realized it has just been a long time since they’ve been tested. Every situation is different. In some cases, you might choose a simple lab test, while at other times, a physical exam may be in order.
AMH Nationwide is a screening service. This means we are going to run a simple lab test usually from a blood or urine specimen. Although there are all sorts of lab tests for HIV and STDs, a screening tool is the lab test designed to quickly rule out exposure. Other lab tests can then be run to provide a further prognosis once infection is confirmed. Our service is ideal for individuals wanting quick test results without the need for a physical exam or extensive treatment. Although we do provide treatment for some STDs, if you already know you have an infection, you might want to talk to us so we can help decide what type of service is right for your situation.
For many, we are a great HIV and STD testing option. However, our service is not ideal for every situation. In some cases, if you are having obvious signs or symptoms, you might be better served by a physical exam. The most obvious example would be if you are currently having blisters, or some form of ulcer or rash in the genital region. Although some of the STD tests we offer would certainly be useful, having a medical professional look at the area may be a better way to go. They can give you an instant opinion of what it is, and possibly do a culture or write a prescription that same day. In any case, if you are unsure of what to do, please call and we can talk you through the different options. We are not afraid to tell you if you should call someone else that might better suit you.
If you do decide to use us for your STD testing, we will test you quickly and privately. You will not have to wait a couple weeks to get an appointment. More importantly, you will not have to wait another few weeks to get your test results. This is one of the primary reasons people choose us. If you are testing for HIV or STDs, even if you are not too worried, do you really want to wait a couple weeks for the results to come in? We can usually get you tested the same day that you call, and you will have test results usually 1 to 2 days later. The costs and locations may vary, but you will find that we have better prices than a lot of other services. We are easy to talk to and well informed.
If you have any more questions, you can find more information on this website or call customer service at (888) 493-2521. We are here to help!
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