Sexual Health Testing in Ribeira da Pena
Your sexual health matters to us. Your local sexual health clinic in Ribeira da Pena is part of a worldwide net of accredited Better2Know clinics and expert sexual health professionals. You can trust Better2Know in Ribeira da Pena with your sexual health, assured that your STD journey is in good hands.
Your appointment at Better2Know Ribeira da Pena will be stress-free and efficient. You will be greeted by one of our highly trained doctors or nurses who will show you to a private consultation room where your sample will be collected. Once collected, your sample will be sent same day to our accredited specialist laboratory with your results showing in your secure online patient area within 1-5 days.
Which STIs can I be tested for in Ribeira da Pena
Better2Know offers you the widest range of Sexual Health tests and screens in Ribeira da Pena to ensure that you get the right STI tests when you need them the most. We test for all STIs and STDs including:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
Our medical team has created a range of Better2Know STI screens, each testing for more than one infection and designed for your particular testing needs. If you are not sure which screen is right for you, then please choose our Full STI Screen.
With Better2Know, your STI testing worries will be put at ease.
What happens at my Sexual Health test in Ribeira da Pena?
When you arrive at your local Better2Know sexual health clinic in Ribeira da Pena, 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 Ribeira da Pena STI clinic ensures ease, speed, and accuracy when it comes to sexual health testing.
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 Ribeira da Pena. Regular testing at your local Better2Know clinic in Ribeira da Pena 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 Ribeira da Pena, 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 Ribeira da Pena 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 Ribeira da Pena. 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 Ribeira da Pena 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 Ribeira da Pena 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 Ribeira da Pena 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 Ribeira da Pena.
Testing with Better2Know in Ribeira da Pena 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 Ribeira da Pena 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 Ribeira da Pena 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 Ribeira da Pena?
The most common STIs in Ribeira da Pena include:
- Hepatitis B
Getting tested for these common STIs in Ribeira da Pena is important to protect your sexual health as well as the health of your sexual partners. Testing for these common STIs in Ribeira da Pena 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.