Health Department

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q1. Do I still need to be tested if I do not have any symptoms?

YES. About 50% of those who test positive for chlamydia do not have any symptoms at all. You can have a STD for several months before you have your first symptom, and during those months anyone you have sexual contact with will be at risk. 

Q2. How do you test for STD's?

Testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia is simple, we just collect a urine speciman. No blood test is required.

 

Testing for HIV, Hepatitis and Syphilis is a blood test.

Q3. How long does it take for the results to come back?

Test results usually take 7-10 days. 

Q4. What if I have gonorrhea and /or chlamydia?

Both gonorrhea and chlamydia are treatable with antibiotics. You will return to our office for treatment. 

Q5. What is genital warts?

Gential warts is a virus caused by the HPV (human pappiloma virus). there is no cure for this STD. You can carry the virus for many years before you have your first outbreak. But during those years, anyone you are sexually active with is at risk for contracting the virus. Condoms will not protect you completely from this virus, since many gential warts are will not be covered by the condom.  

Q6. What is genital herpes?

Genetal herpes is a virus, so there is no cure for this STD. You can carry this virus for many years before you have your first outbreak. Just like genital warts, there is no cure for this viral STD, and condoms will not protect you completely. 

Cindy A. Murphy, RN

Administrator / Nursing & Vital Records Director

116 W Washington St, Suite B202 Lebanon, IN 46052
765-482-3942cmurphy@co.boone.in.us

Office Hours

8 AM - 4 PM

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