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STD Treatments Specialist

Ganesh OBGYN

OBGYNs located in Boynton Beach, FL

If you’re sexually active, sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing is an important part of your overall health and wellness. STD tests are among the services available from Selva Ganesh, MD, FACOG, and Dervi Ganesh-Baluyot, MD, FACOG, of Ganesh OBGYN in Boynton Beach, Florida. When needed, STD treatments can eliminate or control a sexually transmitted infection. If you’re concerned about troubling symptoms or just want to know your status, schedule a visit online or by phone today.

STD Treatments Q&A

What are common STDs?

You may be unaware of the number of sexually transmitted diseases that exist, some of which are not commonly discussed. Some of the infections that can be passed through various forms of sexual contact include:

  • Human papillomavirus
  • Chlamydia
  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Genital herpes
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Hepatitis

This is far from a comprehensive list. There are many different diseases that can be passed from one person to the next through vaginal, oral, or anal sex, or even through intimate touching. 

How can I prevent sexually transmitted diseases?

The only way to fully protect yourself from STDs is to avoid all forms of sexual contact, including skin-to-skin contact. The next best level of protection is to remain in a mutually monogamous relationship in which both partners have been tested. 

Many sexually transmitted diseases don’t show clear symptoms. You can have an STD and be completely unaware of the problem. Left untreated, though, some sexually transmitted infections can damage your reproductive or overall health, which is why testing is such an essential part of your health care. 

If you have more than one partner, condoms can reduce your risk of transmitting or catching the disease. Male or female condoms (external or internal) provide a barrier between partners that can prevent infection, but condoms cannot stop all forms of sexually transmitted diseases. 

Condoms are only effective when they’re worn properly. If you are unsure how to use them, ask your OB/GYN to demonstrate the proper technique. 

What kinds of STD treatments are available?

Routine STD testing should be part of every woman’s health and wellness planning, especially for those who are sexually active with multiple partners. If your test results come back with a positive reading, your specialist discusses available treatment options. 

The Ganesh OBGYN team can address many sexually transmitted diseases with a simple round of antibiotics. Some infections like genital herpes or HIV require antiviral medication to prevent symptoms and lower the risk of transmitting the disease to others. 

Antiviral medications cannot completely eliminate a viral infection or cure the STD, so you need to notify all prospective partners about your status and take steps to prevent transmitting the virus to others.  

If you’d like more information about STD screening or STD treatments, call Ganesh OBGYN today to book a visit. Online scheduling is also an option and is fast and easy.