To many people, talking about sex and in particular sexually transmitted diseases is embarrassing and abhorrent but in this age of cutthroat technology where information is shared freely and
sexual health is a subject widely debated, talking about sex and STIs does not have to be as difficult as you think and more importantly, if you think you might have an infection then you need to
realize that there are private sexual health clinics, sometimes referred to as genitourinary medicine clinics that offer sexual health services ensuring a confidential and non-judgmental
healthcare practice. At SafeSTDTesting, that’s what we do. Open to anyone who would like to be tested for sexually transmitted infections, to attend our private facilities, you do not need to be
referred by your GP. SafeSTDTesting offers a mixture of walk in clinics and appointment clinics to suit your needs. Our staff members including our receptionists, nurses, doctors and health
advisers are trained to provide professional care to meet your needs with sensitivity.The importance of getting tested for STDs even though you don’t feel infected
Many STIs do not have symptoms
You can never know for sure that you don’t have a sexually transmitted infection unless you get tested
Most STIs can be treated easily and effectively if they are diagnosed early
In this age of innovative professional healthcare, it is possible to treat STI infected individuals in confidence, with tact and sensitivity
Some of the telltale signs that you need STD testing
By definition, an STI is a disease that can be passed from one individual to another through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal and oral sex. If you suspect you have an infection, there is really only one thing you need to do and that’s to get tested. Here it might be worth it to note that many people with STIs don’t get symptoms so even though you feel fine, it’s worth getting tested every once in a while just to be completely sure that you are clear. Because getting tested for the different STIs is so easy these days and because most sexually transmitted diseases can be treated, people should really not shy away from making sure they are sexually healthy. With that said, as mentioned, many people don’t notice symptoms when they have an STI including most women with chlamydia. Around 50% of women and 10% of men with gonorrhoea also don’t have symptoms. Nevertheless, some of the symptoms of sexually transmitted infections include:1. In both men and women
Pain when you pee
Itching or burning around your genitals
Blisters and sore spots around your genitals2. In women
Yellow vaginal discharge
Discharge that smells
Pain during sex and bleeding after sex3. In men
Irritation of the urethra
Discharge from the penis
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, give us a call right now at 888-916-3654. You don’t want to leave the diagnosis for when it’s too late. On a separate note, if you are currently on this page reading this post then you should have a reason to be here. Don’t take any chances, not when it’s so easy to get tested for STDs privately, quickly and in complete discretion and confidence.
Considered as one of the most popular sexually transmitted infections, Chlamydia is generally passed from one person to another through unprotected sex. The unfortunate and dangerous thing about Chlamydia is that most people who have it don’t notice any symptoms of the condition and they realize at a much later stage that they have it. Testing for Chlamydia is done via a urine or a swab test. You can also get a Chlamydia testing kit to do the test by yourself at home but that’s not something we recommend. The accuracy of these tests varies. If detected at an early stage, it is possible to treat Chlamydia with antibiotics. If left untreated, Chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory diseases and infertility.
Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria found mainly in discharge from the penis and vaginal fluid. It can be passed from one person to another through unprotected vaginal, oral and anal sex. Gonorrhea can be diagnosed through a simple swab test and the infection can be treated with antibiotics. If left undiagnosed, Gonorrhea can cause infertility.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection passed from an infected person to an uninfected person during sexual intercourse. It can also be passed from an infected mother to her unborn child. If diagnosed early, syphilis can be quickly and easily treated with antibiotics. If left untreated, syphilis can progress to a dangerous form causing paralysis, blindness and even death.
Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus, a highly contagious living particle that can be easily passed from one individual to another through intimate sexual contact and once a person becomes exposed to the virus, the virus remains dormant most of the time. So far, scientists have failed to find a cure for genital; herpes but if diagnosed early, the disease can be halted and controlled to prevent inflammation of the liver, a function of the virus in the human body.
Many people newly infected with HIV show no signs and symptoms at all so the only way to be absolutely certain that you have nothing to worry about is to get tested. One thing you need to realize is that not getting tested is not going to make the lethal virus go away. On the contrary, the earlier HIV is detected, the more likely it is that treatment for the STD will be successful. Currently HIV cannot be cured completely but when diagnosed early, life-saving treatment can be started and in many instances, the infected people go on to live a healthy and long life. Not getting tested will most certainly lead you to your deathbed.