Sexual Health Testing in Almada
If you have any worries regarding your sexual health, Better2Know in Almada can help you. With a wide range of services, not just testing but guidance as well, we can lead you through your sexual health journey ensuring your peace of mind.
Better2Know Almada 24/7 advice and guidance helpline is here for you no matter what. If you have any worries, questions or doubts our team are here to help you feel at ease. No question is too big or too small, our expert team will ensure that you are well taken care of and confident in your testing journey.
Chlamydia Testing in Almada
Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in Almada. It is easily passed on from one partner to another during sex. If left untreated it can cause long term health problems and may lead to infertility and other health issues.
You can catch Chlamydia in your genital area, throat (if you gave oral sex) or your rectum (if you received anal sex). You will need to test each area that might have Chlamydia.
A simple urine sample will test for Chlamydia in your genital area. Your Chlamydia test result will be available in Almada in just a few days. If you do test positive, we will help you to access the treatment you need to get better.
Chlamydia often does not have any symptoms. The only way to know if you are infected is to get tested in your nearest clinic in Almada.
Gonorrhoea Testing in Almada
Almada has one of the highest rates of gonorrhoea infection in Portugal. This is why testing yourself for Gonorrhoea has never been more important. By providing a simple urine or swab sample, you will know in a matter of just a few days if you are infected with Gonorrhoea.
Diagnosing Gonorrhoea early can prevent you from further health complications. The Gonorrhoea bacteria is increasingly gaining resistance to antibiotics. By testing and detecting it early, you will protect your health, reduce the rate of Gonorrhoea infections, and lower the number of antibiotic resistant cases of this worrying STI.
Testing for gonorrhoea in Almada could not be easier with Better2Know by your side.
How are STIs diagnosed?
STIs in Almada can only be diagnosed by testing. If you are worried about a sexual encounter you have had, or if you are presenting some STI symptoms, call your local Better2Know testing centre in Almada now to get your testing appointment booked.
Sexually transmitted infections are tested for using a range of different testing methods, each dependent on the STI or STD that is being tested for. Tests can be run on simple blood samples, self-collection urine samples and swab samples. Each sample is collected by a highly trained doctor or nurse in Almada.
Testing with Better2Know in Almada will give you a fast and accurate diagnosis and excellent onward care and support.
What is the difference between and STD and an STI?
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are ultimately the same thing. The term STI has become more commonly used, as the word infection is not as daunting as the word disease. By using the word infection in place of the word disease, people are encouraged to get tested more regularly and to not be afraid of the result.
If you develop symptoms such as itching, soreness when urinating or blisters on the genital area, these are good indicators that you have an STI. Ignoring these symptoms can increase your chances of further serious health complications.
That is why regular testing in Almada is imperative especially after a new sexual encounter. Better2Know’s wide range of sexual health testing in Almada will provide you with the information you need, whether you have an STI, STD or even nothing!
How often should I get tested for an STI?
You should get tested for an STI every time you have an encounter with a new sexual partner. It can be easy to let life in Almada take over and not prioritise your sexual health but protecting and maintaining your overall health as well as your sexual health will lead to a better understanding of yourself going forward.
Testing often in Almada is easy with your local Better2Know testing centre. With flexible appointment times we can fit into your schedule with ease.
Can I still have sex if I have an STI?
If you test positive, it is recommended that you stop all sexual activity until you have completed your full course of antibiotics prescribed for your infection. You might also want to have follow up tests as recommended by Better2Know or your doctor, and not have sex until these come back negative.
If you have tested positive for Herpes, HIV or HPV you should consult with your Better2Know doctor about best practice for safe sex as these viruses require different management and treatment and may need long term follow up testing. If you do have sex in this time, be sure to practice safer sex and let your partner know the risks.
STIs in Almada are passed from person to person through bodily fluids. Although generally safe, kissing can also pass on STIs such as Herpes and HPV. With that in mind, it is always best to stop all sexual activity until you have finished your course of treatment.
Better2Know in Almada can answer all your questions regarding your positive result, offering 24/7 advice and guidance alongside consultations with your Better2Know doctor.
24-hour Almada sexual health hotline
Your local Better2Know team of sexual health advisors and doctors are ready to help you 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Better2Know Almada believes that peace of mind when it comes to your sexual health is imperative. By offering 24/7 advice and guidance in Almada we know that we can be there for you whenever you may need it. No lengthy waiting times, no long on hold periods. Better2Know advisors in Almada are waiting to help you.