Sexual Health Testing in Funchal
Testing for an STD could not be simpler when you use Better2Know Funchal. Our discreet and easy testing services are designed for peace of mind and swift action and results. With one small blood or urine sample you can have results for almost any STD in a matter of days.
Confidentiality, discretion and expert care is at the heart of Better2Know Funchal 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.
Gonorrhoea Testing in Funchal
Funchal has one of the highest rates of gonorrhoea infection in Portugal. This is why testing yourself for Gonorrhoea has never been more important. By providing a simple urine or swab sample, you will know in a matter of just a few days if you are infected with Gonorrhoea.
Diagnosing Gonorrhoea early can prevent you from further health complications. The Gonorrhoea bacteria is increasingly gaining resistance to antibiotics. By testing and detecting it early, you will protect your health, reduce the rate of Gonorrhoea infections, and lower the number of antibiotic resistant cases of this worrying STI.
Testing for gonorrhoea in Funchal could not be easier with Better2Know by your side.
HIV Testing in Funchal
HIV testing in Funchal 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 Funchal 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 Funchal. 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 Funchal. Regular testing at your local Better2Know clinic in Funchal 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 Funchal, 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 Funchal 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 Funchal. 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 Funchal 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 Funchal 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 Funchal 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 Funchal.
Testing with Better2Know in Funchal 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 Funchal 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 Funchal can answer all your questions regarding your positive result, offering 24/7 advice and guidance alongside consultations with your Better2Know doctor.
24-hour Funchal 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 Funchal believes that peace of mind when it comes to your sexual health is imperative. By offering 24/7 advice and guidance in Funchal 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 Funchal are waiting to help you.