Sexual Health Testing in Aveiro
If you have any worries regarding your sexual health, Better2Know in Aveiro 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.
Confidentiality, discretion and expert care is at the heart of Better2Know Aveiro services. With anonymous booking options and flexible appointment times, you can easily get tested while protecting your identity if that makes you feel more at ease.
Chlamydia Testing in Aveiro
Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in Aveiro. 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 Aveiro 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 Aveiro.
HIV Testing in Aveiro
HIV testing in Aveiro is quick and simple. With one blood sample you can have your results in 1-2 days. No long waiting times and excellent information and support at every turn with Better2Know’s 24/7 sexual health advisory team.
HIV is a serious infection that can cause illness and even death, if not diagnosed and treated promptly. Regular testing is the only way to reliably know your HIV status. Testing ensures that if you do test positive, your infection is detected early so that treatment can begin immediately. Starting treatment early gives you the best chance of leading a normal length of life.
Your local Better2Know HIV testing centre in Aveiro offers a variety of HIV tests to ensure the correct diagnosis of this disease. Better2Know offers Molecular and Antibody/Antigen tests for HIV, ensuring you get the right test at the right time. Better2Know can advise you on the right test and open the door to your HIV testing journey in Aveiro. We will help you get tested, get you fast results and give you all the medical support you need should you test positive. Test with Better2Know for your peace of mind.
Is it true that some STIs have no symptoms?
Yes. Often STIs do not present any symptoms such as itching, soreness when urinating or during sex, flu-like symptoms, or unusual discharge. Symptoms, if they do appear, can vary between different people and different STIs. Some common STI infections such as Chlamydia can present no symptoms at all. Around 90% of men and 70% of women who are infected with Chlamydia will never show any symptoms.
Because of this, it is important that you test regularly for STIs in Aveiro. Regular testing at your local Better2Know clinic in Aveiro will provide you with the health information you need to keep yourself, and your sexual partners safe from symptomless STIs.
STIs such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Syphilis, Herpes, Hepatitis A, B and C, Mycoplasma, and Trichomonas are just a few common STIs that can present with no symptoms in the early stages of infection. No matter where you are, even in Aveiro, the risk of catching one of these infections is high. Regular testing is the only way to protect your sexual health.
What are the symptoms of STIs?
Many STIs do not present symptoms in the early and sometimes even later stages of infection. Symptoms will also often vary between infection and person. Regular testing in Aveiro with your local Better2Know clinic is the only way to keep yourself and your partners safe from STIs.
Some signs of an STI infection are:
- pain when urinating or during sex
- lumps or lesions on the genital area
- unusual discharge
- pain in the lower back and kidney area
- flu-like symptoms
- swelling of the penis and/or testicles
- sore throat
- body rashes
If you have one or any of these symptoms, you should test right away. You can book your appointment quickly and easily with Better2Know at one of our many clinics in Aveiro. With our flexible and available booking options you can get your test and results within just a few days.
Call your Better2Know STI test centre in Aveiro today using the number above. Book your STI test now and start your journey to a better understanding of your body and better management of your sexual health.
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 Aveiro is imperative especially after a new sexual encounter. Better2Know’s wide range of sexual health testing in Aveiro will provide you with the information you need, whether you have an STI, STD or even nothing!
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 Aveiro 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 Aveiro can answer all your questions regarding your positive result, offering 24/7 advice and guidance alongside consultations with your Better2Know doctor.
24-hour Aveiro 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 Aveiro believes that peace of mind when it comes to your sexual health is imperative. By offering 24/7 advice and guidance in Aveiro 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 Aveiro are waiting to help you.