infectious diseases

Your health always is our top priority, especially when it comes to infectious diseases. Caused by germs, these infections can pass from person to person by the breath, touching, kissing, sexual contact and sharing food or drink. Animals and insect bites also can spread germs. Regardless of an infection’s source, Bon Secours Virginia’s medical professionals can help you prevent an illness or recover from one.

Adolescence brings big changes. New relationships, schools, interests, and concerns make this an exciting period in your life. Sometimes, exposure to infections comes with these new experiences. We offer advice, screening, and treatment for various infections, including colds, influenza and yeast and sexually transmitted infections.

Young women especially need to be aware of sexually transmitted diseases, such as HIV/AIDS and human papillomavirus (HPV). Despite its stigma, HIV should be discussed in the context of intimate relationships. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an HIV test for every woman of childbearing age and anyone who is sexually active. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. It can cause related conditions, like genital warts and cervical cancer. An HPV vaccine now exists. We can help you decide if it’s right for you. Of course, practicing safe sex is an easy way to prevent these infections. And, we can provide counseling this subject as well as treatments.

We have a lot of information on preventing infection with colds and influenza, including H1N1, as well as treatment resources. Washing your hands thoroughly and frequently is one of the best ways to stay healthy.

We pride ourselves on offering young women a comfortable, compassionate environment. Here, we will listen to you, respect you and give you exceptional care. We often act as a link between the patient and her family, and uphold the highest level of confidentiality.

For a list of Bon Secours infectious disease specialists, click here

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Your health is our highest priority, and we will work to help keep you infection-free all year round.

Diane Sinnatamby, M.D.

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