STD Testing Near Me?
STDs can be a touchy subject but the reality is, they are very common. So common, in fact, that the CDC reports over 20 million new infections every year. This costs the United States health care system nearly $16 billion in direct medical costs alone. To add to this, it is understood that America’s youth carry the burden for this number, with around half of all new STD’s in the country occurring in young men and women. It therefore comes as no surprise in the age of the Internet, that one of the most searched terms online is ‘STD testing near me?’… Fortunately we have the answer to this all-important question as well as some modern solutions for a not so modern problem…
Most Common STDs
Firstly, lets address the most common STDs. The reason we start here is because this effectively defines your treatment and it can also be a defining factor in the method of diagnosis – which is where our modern solutions could come in to save your day.
It is understood that there are more than 30 different bacteria, viruses and parasites that are transmitted through sexual contact. Eight of them are the most common and they are split into two groups of 4.
The Four Curable STDs:
The Four Non-Curable STDs:
According to the CDC, HPV is the most common STD in the United States. Although ‘non-curable’ these diseases can now be managed effectively, even HIV, a disease that was previously very severe, has seen advancements in treatment for users that can make the disease manageable. So, what does this mean for the testing of STDs?
STD Testing Near Me?
This is perhaps the first question we ask, time is of the essence with a sexually transmitted disease and getting treatment as soon as possible is always advised. The most common and current way to seek treatment is to look for a local clinic that can perform urinal and/or blood tests such as an RPR test. Results will normally turn around within 24 hours and up to a week depending on how busy the clinic is and, ultimately, this is the most accurate way to confirm that an STD is present. Unfortunately for the doctors however, there is no real way of knowing if the patient is suffering from an STD without performing these tests, which can cost time and money to perform. Technology is now looking to streamline this process so that your doctors can work more efficiently.
Can Artificial Intelligence test for STDs?
At First Derm we have been working to resolve our customers queries as quickly as possible for over ten years. Thousands of different skin disease cases reach our board certified dermatologists on a monthly basis, and through this our AI technology was born. Our Artificial Intelligence utilises the most advanced skin image recognition system in the world in order to test for 41 skin diseases including ALL visual STDs. Yes, you heard that right. We can test for any visual STD and provide instant results.
Since HPV is the most common STD on the planet, being able to test for this disease quickly and effectively has been one of our key goals. The disease is typically visual and can therefore be checked by our AI with 80% accuracy. This gives you chance to find treatment over the counter or organise an appointment with your Doctor swiftly.
Send in your concerns anonymously and our AI will produce a result in seconds. No need to search for that ever-painful question, STD testing near me?
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The Specialist doctor from the University Hospital in Gothenburg, alumnus UC Berkeley. My doctoral dissertation is about Digital Health and I have published 5 scientific articles in teledermatology and artificial intelligence and others.