Sexual Health Testing in Braga
If you have any worries regarding your sexual health, Better2Know in Braga 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.
Using the most up to date testing and analysis available, Better2Know Braga specialist team of healthcare providers and highly accredited laboratories provide some of the fastest and most accurate results and sample collection services offered.
Our clinics in and around Braga:
Chlamydia Testing in Braga
Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in Braga. 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 Braga 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 Braga.
HIV Testing in Braga
HIV testing in Braga 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 Braga 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 Braga. 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 Braga 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 Braga. 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 Braga 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 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 Braga 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 Braga 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 Braga 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 Braga can answer all your questions regarding your positive result, offering 24/7 advice and guidance alongside consultations with your Better2Know doctor.
What should I do if I have an STI?
Do not worry if you have tested positive for an STI in Braga. 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 Braga 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 Braga to give you the peace of mind you require.
Better2Know will support you throughout your entire sexual health journey in Braga.
24-hour Braga 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 Braga believes that peace of mind when it comes to your sexual health is imperative. By offering 24/7 advice and guidance in Braga 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 Braga are waiting to help you.