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Sexually transmitted Infection Checks

What is Sexual or STD Screening?

Our doctors can order urine or blood tests to check for:

  • Chlamydia,

  • Gonorrhoea,

  • Hepatitis,

  • Herpes,

  • HIV,

  • Syphilis.

Types of Sexually Transmitted Disease

There are three types of STD disease agents, these are:

  • Viruses (human papillomavirus, genital herpes, HIV)

  • Bacteria (gonorrhoea, syphilis, chlamydia)

  • Parasites (trichomonas)

STD Causes

While sexual activity maybe responsible for spreading some infectious agents, it is also possible to contact a STD without sexual contact. For example Hepatitis A, B and C viruses, shigella, and Giardia do not necessarily require sexual contact.

What are the Symptoms of STDs

STDs can present in many forms and may also be asymptomatic. Some symptoms may include:

  • Sores or bumps on the genitals, mouth or anus

  • Painful or burning urination

  • Discharge from the penis

  • Pain during sex

  • Sore, swollen lymph nodes, particularly in the groin

  • Unexplained fever or rashes

While these symptoms may not be a definitive guide, you advised to make an appointment with our practice to seek advice and testing.

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