We’ve provided some guidelines below for the testing for specific sexually transmitted diseases. While some are minor risks, many can create longer term health problems. Screening is important, because if you don’t have signs or symptoms, you can be unaware that you have an infection and unknowingly pass it on to others.
We provide tests for:
- Genital Herpes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages HIV testing, at least once, as a routine part of medical care if you’re an adolescent or adult between the ages of 13 and 64. The CDC advises yearly HIV testing if you are at high risk of infection.
The most commonly used diagnostic tool for tuberculosis is a simple skin test. A small amount of a substance called PPD tuberculin is injected just below the skin of your inside forearm. You should feel only a slight needle prick. Please schedule an appointment by calling our Occupational Medicine side at 217.351.3116; as a physical is required, prior to getting a TB injection.
Within 48 to 72 hours, a health care professional will check your arm for swelling at the injection site.