Sexual Health Testing in Portalegre
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 Portalegre. 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 offers some of the best consultation and counselling services in Portalegre, 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.
HIV Testing in Portalegre
HIV testing in Portalegre 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 Portalegre 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 Portalegre. 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 Portalegre. Regular testing at your local Better2Know clinic in Portalegre 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 Portalegre, 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 Portalegre 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 Portalegre 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 Portalegre.
Testing with Better2Know in Portalegre will give you a fast and accurate diagnosis and excellent onward care and support.
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 Portalegre is imperative especially after a new sexual encounter. Better2Know’s wide range of sexual health testing in Portalegre will provide you with the information you need, whether you have an STI, STD or even nothing!
What are the most common STIs in Portalegre?
The most common STIs in Portalegre include:
- Hepatitis B
Getting tested for these common STIs in Portalegre is important to protect your sexual health as well as the health of your sexual partners. Testing for these common STIs in Portalegre 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 Portalegre. 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 Portalegre 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 Portalegre to give you the peace of mind you require.
Better2Know will support you throughout your entire sexual health journey in Portalegre.
24-hour Portalegre 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 Portalegre believes that peace of mind when it comes to your sexual health is imperative. By offering 24/7 advice and guidance in Portalegre 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 Portalegre are waiting to help you.