Types of STD testing
Nowadays STD diseases are common and different STD testing processes also have developed for benefits of people. Common diseases that are transmitted during intercourse are gonorrhea, genital herpes, HIV, syphilis and so on. If you do intercourse with one or different partners regularly, it is advisable that you go through the test. Different types of testing processes are available elsewhere in America. For different sexually transmitted diseases, testing processes also vary. So before you jump on to any test you must consult your physician who can recommend the right test process for you.
Physical examination, Blood Test
In case of physical examination, a healthcare professional examine genitals, to check out signs of rash, eruption, sores or any kind of discharge from the disrupted skin area. Such tests are recommended for patients who show symptoms for herpes, scabies or chlamydia (type of vaginal disease). In case of women, pelvic examination is prescribed for diagnosis of certain medical conditions like genital warts, pelvic inflammation and the like. Blood tests include drawing blood from veins. Such STD testing is the best method for detecting AIDS disease.
The saliva samples are collected if you want to test HPV or High Risk Human Papillomavirus or chlamydia. Besides, urine examination also helps you to detect AIDS or gonorrhea or other diseases. In addition, discharge from the anus or other sex organs help in detecting chlamydia. For women, discharge is usually collected from vagina. Such test is mandatory for detecting diseases such as inflammation of pelvic, trichomoniasis (vaginal infection). For detecting such diseases professional also extract fluid from active sore. This examination is best suited to detect syphilis or other diseases.
Few other tests are available, and they are recommended only on particular occasions. Biopsy, use of tissue samples are used for recommending scabies. In order to detect intestinal parasites, you have to undergo stool sample. For this proctoscopy is used that involves examination of the rectum with the help of a thin, lighted tube. Often acute pelvic inflammation disease calls for laparoscopy that involves examination of reproductive organs through a small opening in navel. Pap tests are also prescribed that help in identifying abnormal cells in the cervix and such tests are suitable for women whose age ranges between twenty to thirty years. People prefer to go for a special at home std test kit to perform the tests at home.