STD Testing Specialist

The doctors at The Women’s Health Center provide discreet and sensitive STD testing for their patients from throughout Orange County and the Greater Los Angeles area. Appointments are available at the practice, located in Fountain Valley, California.

STD Testing Q & A

The Women's Health Center

What is a Sexually Transmitted Disease?

Sexually transmitted diseases are the result of infections which are spread through sexual contact. The difference between a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and a sexually transmitted disease (STD) is the presence of symptoms. The condition is considered an STI until symptoms present, then it is considered an STD. Many STIs do not cause symptoms immediately and a person can carry the infection for months or even years before they know they have and STI. Many STDs and STIs can be successfully treated once diagnosed through STD screening. However, without treatment, some may cause particularly serious health problems and can even be fatal if not treated.

Can you protect against STDs?

The good news is you can protect yourself and your partners from getting an STD by using safe sex practices. Using condoms and other barrier forms of birth control allow you to significantly reduce your risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease. Regular screening is important as well. As many of STDs don’t cause immediate symptoms regular screening allows early detection and treatment which is typically easier and more effective than trying to treat a condition in later stages. Treatment typically involves some form of medication, usually an antibiotic, which will need to be prescribed by one of the physicians at The Women’s Health Center. However, some of these diseases such as herpes and HPV are not curable, only manageable.

Are There Different Kinds of STDs?

There are several documented STDs and they are very common in the United States. Over 50% of all people in America will become infected with an STD or STI at least one time during their lives. Forms of STDs include:

  • Gonorrhea
  • Crabs, or Pubic Lice
  • Chlamydia
  • Genital Warts and Herpes
  • Human Papillomavirus, or HPV
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, or PID
  • Syphilis
  • Scabies
  • Hepatitis B
  • HIV & AIDS
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Follow up is always fast and over 17 years, I have not ever experienced anything but friendliness, compassion, and caring from everyone there."

    Sandy H.
  • Yelp

    "Been going here for over 15 years. Never had a bad experience. The doctors have all been compassionate and helpful."

    Jay D.
  • Yelp

    "I really like this place! I came here before I got pregnant and now I keep it as my primary care during my pregnancy. I would recommend The Women's Health Center."

    Polina S.
  • Yelp

    "I went here for my pregnancy and received very good care. Doctors and Nurse Practitioners are highly professional and nice. I would highly recommend this practice."

    Veronica R.
  • Google+

    "The staff was always very kind, friendly and helpful and, best of all, I seldom had to wait very long for my appointments."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "I have been a patient in this office for 5 years and during that time I have had the opportunity to consult with 3 of the doctors--all of them were wonderful."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Nguyen is amazing and the hubby and I are so thankful I have her as my OB. I can say that she is extremely genuine and caring and it makes everything better."

    Leyna V.
  • Yelp

    "You can trust Dr. Nguyen when you have any concerns or questions during pregnancy. What I love about her is that I didn't feel rushed."

    Lisa H.
  • Yelp

    "I was so happy when I found out I was having twins this year cause I knew she was gonna be my doctor! She takes her time with her patients and is so smart and kind."

    Om A.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Nguyen herself is very knowledgeable, very very informative, answers all my questions (small and big), so reliable, and had a great personality."

    Peggy T.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Tracy never failed to be honest, discuss risks with us. She is also such a genuine and caring person and doctor."

    Shereen M.
  • Vitals

    "I've been following Dr. Tracy for over 14 years. She is an excellent OBGYN who has performed 3 of my C-sections."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Tracy is extremely knowledgable and thorough. She is able to answer all my questions. I can definitely trust her with my life. I recommend her."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "I honestly feel that Dr. Tracy is like an old friend--we get to catch up once or twice a year. I feel comfortable talking to her about anything."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "My last pregnancy was amazing with no complications and Dr. Tracy was great!!"

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "She is so calm and caring. I loved being able to be 100% myself when I had an appointment with her."

    Brooklynn O.
Location
The Women's Health Center
9940 Talbert Avenue, Suite 303
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: 714-462-1348
Fax: 714-378-5621
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714-462-1348