Sexual Health Testing in Bombarral
If you have any worries regarding your sexual health, Better2Know in Bombarral 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 offers some of the best consultation and counselling services in Bombarral, we will organise everything for you giving you peace of mind and reassurance. Whether it is because you have tested positive or you just need someone to talk to, our specialist healthcare team are here to guide you through your journey to improved sexual health.
Chlamydia Testing in Bombarral
Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in Bombarral. 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 Bombarral 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 Bombarral.
HIV Testing in Bombarral
HIV testing in Bombarral 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 Bombarral 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 Bombarral. 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 Bombarral. Regular testing at your local Better2Know clinic in Bombarral 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 Bombarral, the risk of catching one of these infections is high. Regular testing is the only way to protect 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 Bombarral is imperative especially after a new sexual encounter. Better2Know’s wide range of sexual health testing in Bombarral will provide you with the information you need, whether you have an STI, STD or even nothing!
What should I do if I have an STI?
Do not worry if you have tested positive for an STI in Bombarral. Better2Know’s team of sexual health advisors and doctors are on hand to support and guide you through the next steps.
First, you should stop all sexual activity and inform any recent sexual partners of your result. You can do this anonymously with Better2Know’s partner notification system available in your secure patient area.
Your local team of advisors in Bombarral will then be able to help you organise your onward treatment and further testing if necessary. If you would prefer, your advisors can help you speak to other medical professionals in Bombarral to give you the peace of mind you require.
Better2Know will support you throughout your entire sexual health journey in Bombarral.
24-hour Bombarral 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 Bombarral believes that peace of mind when it comes to your sexual health is imperative. By offering 24/7 advice and guidance in Bombarral 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 Bombarral are waiting to help you.