Sexual Health Testing in Barcelos
If you have any worries regarding your sexual health, Better2Know in Barcelos 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.
When you test with Better2Know Barcelos, you will receive login details for our online secure patient area. This system will show you real time updates of your tests and results. With a reminder of the test you have bought and your appointment you can login and see everything at any time. You will receive a notification when your results are ready.
Which STIs can I be tested for in Barcelos
Better2Know offers you the widest range of Sexual Health tests and screens in Barcelos to ensure that you get the right STI tests when you need them the most. We test for all STIs and STDs including:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
Our medical team has created a range of Better2Know STI screens, each testing for more than one infection and designed for your particular testing needs. If you are not sure which screen is right for you, then please choose our Full STI Screen.
With Better2Know, your STI testing worries will be put at ease.
What happens at my Sexual Health test in Barcelos?
When you arrive at your local Better2Know sexual health clinic in Barcelos, you will be greeted by one of our friendly and highly trained doctors or nurses. They will take you through to a private and discreet consultation room, where they will guide you through the testing process.
There they will take your sample and answer any questions you might have. You can carry on with your day as soon as your sample is collected. You can expect your results in a matter of days. With no lengthy waiting periods your nearest Barcelos STI clinic ensures ease, speed, and accuracy when it comes to sexual health testing.
Chlamydia Testing in Barcelos
Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in Barcelos. 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 Barcelos 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 Barcelos.
HIV Testing in Barcelos
HIV testing in Barcelos 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 Barcelos 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 Barcelos. 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.
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 Barcelos 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 Barcelos. 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 Barcelos 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.
How are STIs diagnosed?
STIs in Barcelos 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 Barcelos 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 Barcelos.
Testing with Better2Know in Barcelos will give you a fast and accurate diagnosis and excellent onward care and support.
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 Barcelos 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 Barcelos can answer all your questions regarding your positive result, offering 24/7 advice and guidance alongside consultations with your Better2Know doctor.