Vaginal Infections And STD Screening Specialist

Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center

OB/GYNs located in Beverly Hills, CA

For women and sexually active teens, regular check-ups are an important part of their reproductive health, including screenings for vaginal infections and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). STDs can lead to serious health issues that can affect fertility and overall wellness. Drs. Peter Weiss, Rebecca Brown, Kathleen Valenton, Jennifer Chen, and Quy Nguyen, all women’s health care practitioners at Rodeo Drive’s Women’s Health Center in Beverly Hills, California, can complete a comprehensive screening and treatment for STDs and other vaginal infections to help protect your reproductive health.

Vaginal Infections and STD Screening Q & A

Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center

What are the types of vaginal infections?

There are many different types of vaginal infections, some sexually transmitted and some that are not. Vaginitis is a general term used to describe many types of vaginal infections and inflammation, some sexually transmitted, some that occur from bacteria, yeast or allergic reactions. Symptoms of vaginitis usually include vaginal discharge, odor, itchiness, and discomfort. Some of the types of vaginal infections can include:

  • Yeast infections
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Candida or "yeast" infections
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Viral vaginitis like Herpes Simplex Virus
  • STDs like Gonorrhea or Chlamydia

The health care providers at Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center can provide screening and testing to determine if you have a vaginal infection or STD, and recommend treatment.

What health issues can occur from vaginal infections?

Though most vaginal infections are benign and mainly cause an annoyance, sometimes it can impact your reproductive and overall health, most commonly with fertility. Some infections can cause infertility or be dangerous during pregnancy. Other infections can put you at higher risk for cervical cancer or lead to organ damage. If you have a vaginal infection, the OB/GYN team at Rodeo Drive Women’s Center can help diagnose and treat your infection.

How do I know if I have a vaginal infection or STD?

Symptoms of vaginal infections and STDs can vary. You may have itching, burning or a discharge that alert you to your infection, while other STDs like chlamydia have few symptoms. It’s important to have regular Pap smears and checkups to receive screening for STIs and other infections to detect them early for effective treatment.

How do I get screened for STDs or other vaginal infections?

Screening for the various types of STDs and vaginal infections can be done during a routine women’s wellness exam. Screening recommendations vary by gender, age, and sexual behavior. For the majority of women, some STD screening is recommended at least annually. Screening can include a visual pelvic exam, blood/urine testing or tissue samples, depending on your symptoms. Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center can determine which tests or screenings to perform based on your symptoms and sexual activity.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted


At Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office for insurance eligibility.

Aetna
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Cigna
Health Net
Humana
Medicare
UnitedHealthcare