Sexual Health Testing in Santa Maria da Feira
If you are looking for discreet, anonymous and specialist STD testing in Santa Maria da Feira, Better2Knows expert clinic is available. With testing options for HPV, HIV, chlamydia, herpes and many more and fast results coming from our highly accredited specialist laboratory, your sexual health journey is safe with Better2Know in Santa Maria da Feira.
With some of the fastest results turnaround times in Santa Maria da Feiraand across the country, you do not have to wait long periods of time during this stress full stage. If you do test positive our 24/7 team of advisors are here to help you with the next steps.
Which STIs can I be tested for in Santa Maria da Feira
Better2Know offers you the widest range of Sexual Health tests and screens in Santa Maria da Feira 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.
FAST STI Test results in Santa Maria da Feira
Better2Know brings you the fastest STI test result turnaround times in Santa Maria da Feira. Our accredited partner laboratory in Santa Maria da Feira will begin analysing your samples on the same day that they arrive.
Results times in Santa Maria da Feira are between 1-4 days depending on the test you choose. As soon as your results are ready they will be reviewed by a doctor and then sent straight through to your private patient area on our secure website.
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 Santa Maria da Feira. Regular testing at your local Better2Know clinic in Santa Maria da Feira 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 Santa Maria da Feira, 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 Santa Maria da Feira 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 Santa Maria da Feira 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 Santa Maria da Feira.
Testing with Better2Know in Santa Maria da Feira 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 Santa Maria da Feira is imperative especially after a new sexual encounter. Better2Know’s wide range of sexual health testing in Santa Maria da Feira will provide you with the information you need, whether you have an STI, STD or even nothing!
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 Santa Maria da Feira 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 Santa Maria da Feira is easy with your local Better2Know testing centre. With flexible appointment times we can fit into your schedule with ease.
What should I do if I have an STI?
Do not worry if you have tested positive for an STI in Santa Maria da Feira. 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 Santa Maria da Feira 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 Santa Maria da Feira to give you the peace of mind you require.
Better2Know will support you throughout your entire sexual health journey in Santa Maria da Feira.