What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?

STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) or STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) are passed by sexual contact – vaginal, oral, or anal sex. The bacteria, viruses, or parasites that cause STDs can pass from blood, semen, or vaginal and other bodily fluids. Occasionally they can spread via other close physical encounters or through skin-to-skin contact.

Why Get Tested?

According to WHO, more than 1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are acquired every day worldwide, the majority of which are asymptomatic. Getting routinely screened for STIs protects you and the others around you. An STI can affect anyone and untreated risks could result in the spread of infection and other long-term health issues, including infertility. Getting tested early can work as an effective preventative strategy and support medical interventions that can reduce adverse risks.

Diagnosis of STIs

In most cases, STIs are symptomless. Additionally, laboratory tests use samples of anatomical structures, urine, or blood. Three anatomical locations can sustain at least one STI. These differences are influenced by sex and sexual risk. These variations lead to STI diagnoses being commonly missed and patients regularly receiving treatment for two or more STIs.

These are particularly useful for diagnosing asymptomatic infections. Chlamydia and gonorrhea, are mostly unavailable in low- and middle-income (LMIC) countries. Even in countries where testing is available, it can be expensive and difficult to obtain. In addition, waiting for results is a common thing. Following up could be difficult as a result, and care or therapy can even be inadequate.

The likelihood of limiting the disease’s impact increases with early and prompt STD diagnosis. STDs include gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, genital herpes, and human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause severe and occasionally lifelong problems if left untreated. Infertility, birth problems, mental retardation, cancer, heart illness, bone deformities, blindness, and even death are among these side effects.

What can you expect from our sexual health checks?

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Fast results

Nearly all of our test results should be available in two working days or less. Depending on the results, your healthcare provider will guide you with a customized treatment plan.

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Minimal discomfort

All our tests are painless and minimally invasive. Swabs, urine tests, and blood tests are a few examples of potential issues. If you are symptom-free, you will typically conduct the swab tests on your own. If you have symptoms, the doctor may need to perform more, in-depth testing which is slightly uncomfortable.


Respect and dignity

As a medical practice upholding the highest levels of ethics and quality standards, all our services starting from inquiry to treatments and follow-ups are approached in a completely confidential and non-judgemental way. We treat every patient equally regardless of age, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

We offer only the best

Our line of screening tests is ideal for those who wish to discuss their symptoms with a certified doctor, those who suspect an STI transmission from a sexual partner, or those who just want to do a routine check.


Popular question.

STDs can be asymptomatic Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are some STDs that don’t show any symptoms. .

Yes, even if you do not show symptoms, you can still infect your sex partners. Therefore, it’s crucial to utilize protection during intercourse, such as a condom. Also, have frequent STD screenings performed to help you spot infections and get them treated immediately.

Depending on the infection and the length of time you go without treatment, STDs can permanently harm you, including

  • Infertility
  • Women’s pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Painful lesions
    significant inflammation
  • Neurological problems
  • Blindness\sHeadaches
    memory issues

Some STDs can be passed to the unborn kid if you’re pregnant. This may lead to

  • Miscarriage\Stillbirth
  • Severe physical and neurological issues that persist forever

This illness clears up on its own, but occasionally it doesn’t.

The majority of STDs are curable.

It would be helpful if you discussed being tested for STIs at each checkup with your doctor. The frequency of your checkups will depend on your infection risk factors. These risk factors are prone to change. Additionally, you should get tested if you become pregnant or believe you may have come into contact with an STD. You can ask your doctor to make an individual plan for testing based on your activities and risk factors.

Men who have sex with other men are among the biggest risk factors for STDs. As well as those who have HIV, and those who don’t routinely use condoms. You should get checked at least once a year and more frequently if you have high-risk factors.

Yes. Although being in a monogamous, committed relationship can reduce your risk of contracting an STI, it cannot ensure that you won’t. It’s crucial to be tested frequently because many STIs can still be transmitted even when you’re in a relationship.

You can get tested when you go in for a routine checkup and most results are returned within two to three days.

  • Any signs you may have
    Your history of sexual relationships
  • The gender and sexual orientation of your relationships
  • The types of sexual activities you’ve engaged in, including oral, vaginal, and anal
  • If you or any of your past sexual partners have ever been infected with an STD

A urine and blood test is required. t this is quick and painless; additionally, if discomfort or other symptoms of an STD infection in your mouth or genitalia, a swab will be used to take tests of those areas will be taken.

Some tests like rapid HIV can give results in a few hours on the same day of your visit.

Some STDs have started to develop resistance to medicine, making them challenging to treat. treat. So it’s always best to adhere to your doctor’s treatment plan until your doctor instructs you to stop. It’s crucial to adhere to your doctor’s recommendations and take all your prescribed medications.

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