William D. King, MD, JD, AAHIVS -  - Primary Care Physician

William D. King, MD, JD, AAHIVS

Primary Care Physician located in Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles, CA

STD Treatment

At his practice, the W. King Healthcare Group, Dr. King offers Los Angeles area patients access to education, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases or STDs. Dr. King offers his patients the information and necessary treatment to prevent the spread of STDs.

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Q & A

by William D. King, MD, JD, AAHIVS

What is an STD?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are diseases caused by infections which are passed from one person to another during sexual contact or intercourse. These infections are often symptomless, or symptoms may not manifest for months or years after the disease was contracted. Medically, infections are only referred to as diseases when they cause symptoms.

STDs are also sometimes referred to as sexually transmitted infections, or STIs. This is because medically, infections are only called diseases when they cause symptoms.  However, in common vernacular the terms STD and STI are interchangeable, even if no symptoms are present. Many types of STD can be effectively treated however some can cause very serious complications or even be fatal if left untreated.

What Types of STDs are there?

STDs are disturbingly common. Over 50% of the United States population will contract an STD at least once during the course of their lives. There are several types of sexually transmitted diseases and infections including:

  • Chlamydia
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis B
  • Herpes
  • HIV & AIDS
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Pubic Lice (Crabs)
  • Scabies
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis

Can STDs Be Prevented? What Type of Treatments Are There?

A person can reduce the risk of contracting an STD by engaging in safe sexual behaviors. If a person finds themselves in a situation where he or she might have put him or herself at risk, Dr. King offers discreet testing at his office. Testing can reveal any infection and allow a patient to receive the appropriate treatment quickly, reducing their risk of further damage to their health or spreading it to other people. Treatments usually involve medication, typically an antibiotic. However, some of the sexually transmitted diseases, like herpes, do not have a cure and the best and only way to avoid symptoms is to avoid obtaining it in the first place.

 

 

Insurance

We take Medicare and most of the major PPO and HMO insurance plans.  Please call our office for more information.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
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Care1st
Cigna
Easy Choice Health Plan (California)
Health Net
Health Partner
Humana
L.A. Care Health Plan
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Medicare
Molina Healthcare
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    Dr. William King is a great doctor who truly has a heart for his work. I truly appreciate his commitment to quality healthcare and the welfare of his patients.

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Location
W. King Health Care Group
3756 Santa Rosalia Drive, Suite 506
Baldwin Hills

Los Angeles, CA 90008
Phone: 323-275-4520
Fax: 323-544-6772
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323-275-4520