Common Questions About HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, yet many people remain confused or unaware of its causes and effects. HPV can lead to serious health complications if left untreated, including genital warts and even cervical cancer. It’s important that everyone understand the basics of this virus in order to protect themselves against it. In this … Continued

Common Questions About Hepatitis C

In a previous article, we covered the Common Questions About Hepatitis B, including information on symptoms, testing, and treatment. In this article, we will be touching on those same areas as they relate to Hepatitis C (HCV). While both Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can lead to serious health issues, there are notable differences between them that are worthy of … Continued

Common Questions About Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B and C are two common forms of liver infections. Although both viruses can cause serious health problems, there are significant differences between them. In this blog post, we’ll cover some common questions about Hepatitis B, including symptoms, transmission and treatment – as well as preventive measures you can take to protect yourself. If you’re interested in learning about … Continued

Common Questions About Syphilis

What is syphilis? Syphilis is an STD that, if not treated carefully, can be dangerous and cause long-term problems. For adults, syphilis is divided into four symptom stages: primary syphilis, secondary syphilis, latent syphilis, and late-stage syphilis. In this article, we will provide information on these stages as well as answer some common questions about syphilis.   How do people … Continued

Common Questions About Gonorrhea

What is gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae that can infect the genital tract, rectum, and throat. It is a very serious and potentially dangerous infection if left untreated. Gonorrhea, like other STDs, often comes with questions. In this article, we’ll cover some of the most frequently asked ones.   How common … Continued

Common Questions About Chlamydia

What is chlamydia? Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. According to the CDC, it is the most commonly reported STI in the United States, infecting millions of men and women each year. Chlamydia is usually spread through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex, and it can also be passed from mother … Continued

RealOptions Provides STI/STD Testing & Treatment in Bay Area Amidst Sky High STD Rates

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) or sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates have increased to the highest levels in 30 years. RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics provides STI/STD testing in the Bay Area. We are taking extra precautions following CDC guidelines and recommended medical standards to protect our staff and patients. Unfortunately, some men and women who think they could possibly have a … Continued

STDs and STIs Testing

RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics provides medical testing, diagnosis, and treatment of STDs and STIs. There are many kinds of sexually transmitted diseases and infections. You can get an STD the first time you have vaginal, anal or oral sex. Many STDs have no cure while others can be treated through medication. Most people infected with an STD don’t know it. … Continued

The Importance of Sexual Health

Medical testing for sexually transmitted infections (STI) is one of the many services provided to the public at RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics. “We offer compassionate and confidential care,” said Sandy Rowe the nursing coordinator at the Union City Clinic. “I know there can be a hesitancy to come in because of what people might perceive about getting tested. We want folks to know … Continued

Are you at risk for an STI/STD

Are you at risk for an STI/STD Take our STI/STD quiz! 1. ____ out of ____ sexually active young women has had genital Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). A. 1 out of 30 B. 1 out of 15 C. 1 out of 7 D. 1 out of 2 2. True or False : The younger a person is when they start … Continued