Sexual Health Testing in Santo Tirso
If you are looking for discreet, anonymous and specialist STD testing in Santo Tirso, 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 Santo Tirso.
When you test with Better2Know Santo Tirso, you will receive login details for our online secure patient area. This system will show you real time updates of your tests and results. With a reminder of the test you have bought and your appointment you can login and see everything at any time. You will receive a notification when your results are ready.
Which STIs can I be tested for in Santo Tirso
Better2Know offers you the widest range of Sexual Health tests and screens in Santo Tirso 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 Santo Tirso
Better2Know brings you the fastest STI test result turnaround times in Santo Tirso. Our accredited partner laboratory in Santo Tirso will begin analysing your samples on the same day that they arrive.
Results times in Santo Tirso 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.
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 Santo Tirso 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 Santo Tirso. 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 Santo Tirso 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 Santo Tirso 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 Santo Tirso 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 Santo Tirso.
Testing with Better2Know in Santo Tirso 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 Santo Tirso is imperative especially after a new sexual encounter. Better2Know’s wide range of sexual health testing in Santo Tirso will provide you with the information you need, whether you have an STI, STD or even nothing!
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 Santo Tirso 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 Santo Tirso can answer all your questions regarding your positive result, offering 24/7 advice and guidance alongside consultations with your Better2Know doctor.
What should I do if I have an STI?
Do not worry if you have tested positive for an STI in Santo Tirso. 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 Santo Tirso 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 Santo Tirso to give you the peace of mind you require.
Better2Know will support you throughout your entire sexual health journey in Santo Tirso.