Find a Sexual Health Clinic in Covilhã
With 24/7 availability your Better2Know Covilhã team of advisors are ready to help you start your journey to better sexual health at any time that suits you. Offering sexual health tests and comprehensive screens for HIV, chlamydia, herpes and many more Better2Know Covilhã will make your STD testing journey an easy one.
Better2Know offers some of the best consultation and counselling services in Covilhã, 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.
What happens at my Sexual Health test in Covilhã?
When you arrive at your local Better2Know sexual health clinic in Covilhã, 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 Covilhã STI clinic ensures ease, speed, and accuracy when it comes to sexual health testing.
Chlamydia Testing in Covilhã
Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in Covilhã. 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 Covilhã 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 Covilhã.
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 Covilhã. Regular testing at your local Better2Know clinic in Covilhã 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 Covilhã, 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 Covilhã 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 Covilhã. 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 Covilhã 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 Covilhã is imperative especially after a new sexual encounter. Better2Know’s wide range of sexual health testing in Covilhã 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 Covilhã. 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 Covilhã 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 Covilhã to give you the peace of mind you require.
Better2Know will support you throughout your entire sexual health journey in Covilhã.
24-hour Covilhã 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 Covilhã believes that peace of mind when it comes to your sexual health is imperative. By offering 24/7 advice and guidance in Covilhã 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 Covilhã are waiting to help you.