Sexual Health Testing in Olhão
If you have had a risky sexual encounter recently and are worried about an STD or STI, look no further than your local Better2Know sexual health clinic in Olhão. Our expert team of advisors are available to help you understand the next steps and choose the right STD test or screen for you.
Better2Know Olhão 24/7 advice and guidance helpline is here for you no matter what. If you have any worries, questions or doubts our team are here to help you feel at ease. No question is too big or too small, our expert team will ensure that you are well taken care of and confident in your testing journey.
Gonorrhoea Testing in Olhão
Olhão 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 Olhão could not be easier with Better2Know by your side.
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 Olhão. Regular testing at your local Better2Know clinic in Olhão 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 Olhão, the risk of catching one of these infections is high. Regular testing is the only way to protect your sexual health.
How are STIs diagnosed?
STIs in Olhão 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 Olhão 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 Olhão.
Testing with Better2Know in Olhão will give you a fast and accurate diagnosis and excellent onward care and support.
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 Olhão 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 Olhão is easy with your local Better2Know testing centre. With flexible appointment times we can fit into your schedule with ease.
What are the most common STIs in Olhão?
The most common STIs in Olhão include:
- Hepatitis B
Getting tested for these common STIs in Olhão is important to protect your sexual health as well as the health of your sexual partners. Testing for these common STIs in Olhão is easy with Better2Know who is ready to help you get your appointment booked and support you with the information you need to preserve your sexual and reproductive health.
What should I do if I have an STI?
Do not worry if you have tested positive for an STI in Olhão. 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 Olhão 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 Olhão to give you the peace of mind you require.
Better2Know will support you throughout your entire sexual health journey in Olhão.
24-hour Olhão 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 Olhão believes that peace of mind when it comes to your sexual health is imperative. By offering 24/7 advice and guidance in Olhão 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 Olhão are waiting to help you.