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Hours Open: Monday to Friday - 10am to 6pm
Contact: 702-233-1791


Frequently Asked Questions About STD’s

1. What is an STD

2. How can I get an STD

A. STD’s are transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse, intravenous drug use, or nonsexual contact such as kissing, childbirth or breastfeeding. Herpes-1 can be transmitted through mouth-to-mouth contact but most STDs are transmitted through sexual intercourse and intravenous drug use

3. What are examples of STD’s

A. Gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, herpes, chlamydia, and hepatitis

4. How do I know if I have an STD

A. Some symptoms of an STD are sores on the genitals, discharge, itching, a burning sensation during urination, dark or smelly urine, strange rashes or spots on your body, bumps, blisters, warts, or lesions on the genitals, unusual odors, and white spots in your pubic hair

B. You may have no symptoms even if you do have an STD. Some STD’s lie dormant in your body and break out suddenly. You can unknowingly be infected and transmit STDs to others. The only way to know if you have an STD is to get tested.

5. How can I avoid getting an STD

Abstaining from all sexual activity and intravenous drug use are the only ways to completely avoid contracting an STD. Ensure that you and your partner are tested before engaging in sexual activity of any kind.

6. How do you test for an STD

A. Chlamydia and gonorrhea tests are performed using either a urine or blood sample. HIV, oral herpes, genital herpes, hepatitis A, B, and C, and syphilis tests are performed using a blood sample

7. How long does it take to get my results

A. Most results are available 1 or 2 days after visiting our lab for testing

8. Does ASL accept health care insurance

A. Yes, we accept healthcare insurance

B. We also accept easy pay options like cash, credit card, and debit card, prepaid cards with the MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express logo

9. Why should I trust ASL to perform STD testing and provide results

A. Our STD tests are FDA-approved and our Lab is CLIA-certified. We use strict methods of quality control to ensure the accuracy of your results.