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.

This stage of your life brings new discoveries and new challenges, and we can help you deal with both. We offer advice, screening, and treatment for many infections, ranging from yeast and sexually transmitted ones to shingles, diabetic ulcers, colds, influenza, and pneumonia.

If you are sexually active, it’s important to understand sexually transmitted diseases --  like HIV/AIDS and gonorrhea – and to protect yourself from them. Safe sex is always smart. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend an HIV test for every woman of childbearing age or who is sexually active.

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 often – and asking your family to do so too -- is one of the best ways to stay healthy.

We pride ourselves on offering women a comfortable, compassionate environment where you are heard and respected, and where you can receive exceptional, confidential care. Please call us for advice and information.

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We pride ourselves on offering our female patients a comfortable, compassionate environment where you are heard and respected, and where you can receive exceptional, confidential care.

Diane Sinnatamby, M.D.

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