Sexually Transmitted Infections and Vaccinations
A wide variety of diseases are attributable to bacterial and viral infections primarily acquired during sexual contact. These diseases are increasing in reported incidence at an alarming rate, undoubtedly because of increased sexual activity at younger ages, permissive sexual attitudes, the availability of effective contraception and abortion services, and increased physician awareness.
Routine and sometimes specific testing is recommended to women who are sexually active. Increasing testing sensitivity and even prevention vaccinations are routinely recommended to certain individuals. Dr. Fong and his staff offer comprehensive screening and Human Papilloma Virus / HPV vaccinations to females who fit the recommended criteria supported by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Other commonly screened STD’s are Chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, HIV, syphilis, and Hepatitis.