Sexually Transmitted Disease Specialist

At his practice, Casa de Salud, Dr. Akhavan provides Los Angeles area patients with access to sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment. Patients can find the treatment they need and stop the spread of STDs by visiting the practices locations on South Vermont Avenue and East Washington Boulevard.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Q&A

What is a Sexually Transmitted Disease?

Sexually transmitted diseases, also referred to as STDs and venereal diseases, are diseases caused by infections which can be communicated through sexual activities. These infections can consistently occur without any indications or symptoms. Some will only exhibit symptoms months or possibly years after becoming infected with the condition. Medically, infections are referred to as diseases once symptoms are noticeable. This is why STDs can also be called as sexually transmitted infections, or STIs. Many types of venereal diseases can be cured successfully. However, a few of the diseases will cause severe complications, will not be curable, and can even be fatal when not treated.

What Forms of STDs are there?

There are several types of STIs and STDs. Unfortunately, they are quite common throughout the world. In the US alone, more than 50% of all the country’s residents will contract a sexually transmitted infection at least once in during lives. STD types include:

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

Should I Get Tested?

If you are experiencing symptoms of an STD, such as burning during urination, sores on the genitals, itching, or a discharge from the penis or vagina, it is important to be tested. However, it is important to remember that many infections do not cause symptoms. Several individuals have an STIs and are not aware of it. This can cause people to get infected and spread the infection without ever experiencing symptoms. If you have had; oral, anal, or vaginal sex without the use of a condom, dental dam, female condom, or other barrier method, talk to the health care provider about STD testing. This can put your mind at ease and if needed get you and your partner treated.

Insurance Accepted

Here is a short list of the insurance providers we accept. Please call the office with any questions. 

Aetna
All Care
Ameriben
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Beech Street
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
Capital Blue Cross
Care1st
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareMore
Central Health Plan of California
CHAMPVA
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  • Yelp

    "I've had Dr. Akhavan as my physician for over 10 years. He has always taken care of me to his best ability."

    Ursula H.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Akhavan was exceptional with my mothers care for years. He is very very patient and personable with his patients."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Akhavan's clinic in Vermont St. is always full and busy because of him... PT are willing to wait to been seen because of his tender love and care..."

    Vicky Casas
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