STD Testing for NOLA and Westbank Areas
Our clinic offers STD testing for the New Orleans and Westbank area. We offer full panel sexually transmitted disease testing which will typically include Chlamydia, Gonorhea, Herpes Type 1 & 2, HIV, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis. Our clinic serves the NOLA and the Westbank area. Contact our front office if you don’t see the STD test that you are looking for.
Use this link if you need more information from the Louisiana department of health on STD testing for the New Orleans and Westbank area.
What is included in a full panel STD test?
A full panel STD test will generally include tests for the most common STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV. Some tests may also check for other STDs, such as hepatitis C or trichomoniasis. Depending on your risk factors, your doctor may recommend additional tests for other STDs.
How much do STD tests cost?
The cost of STD testing varies depending on the type of test, the number of STDs being tested for, and the type of insurance that you have. Insurance policies can change. Therefore, the best way to get an accurate cost of an STD test is to call our clinic.
How often should I get tested for STDs?
The frequency of STD testing depends on many factors, including your age, sexual activity, number of sexual partners, and whether you use condoms consistently. If you are sexually active, it is important to get tested regularly – at least once a year. If you have multiple sexual partners or do not use condoms consistently, you should be tested more frequently.
What are the symptoms of STDs?
Many STDs do not cause symptoms, which is why regular testing is so important. When symptoms do occur, they can vary depending on the STD. For example, chlamydia and gonorrhea often cause no symptoms, while syphilis may cause a rash or sores. HIV may cause flu-like symptoms, while hepatitis C often causes no symptoms until it has caused serious damage to the liver.
If you think you have been exposed to an STD, it is important to get tested as soon as possible. Some STDs, such as HIV, can take weeks or even months to show up on a test. Other STDs, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, can be detected more quickly.
How will I know what STD tests I need?
The STD tests you need depend on many factors, including your age, sexual activity, number of sexual partners, and whether you use condoms consistently. Your doctor can help you determine which tests are right for you based on your symptoms.