Sexual Health Testing in Vila Nova de Foz Côa
Meeting the highest international sexual health care standards, your local Better2Know clinic in Vila Nova de Foz Côa will provide you with the best care and advice possible. With one of the most comprehensive STD test ranges available in Portugal you can test for almost any STD such as: hepatitis, HIV, chlamydia or gonorrhoea.
When you test with Better2Know Vila Nova de Foz Côa, 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 Vila Nova de Foz Côa
Better2Know offers you the widest range of Sexual Health tests and screens in Vila Nova de Foz Côa 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.
Chlamydia Testing in Vila Nova de Foz Côa
Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in Vila Nova de Foz Côa. It is easily passed on from one partner to another during sex. If left untreated it can cause long term health problems and may lead to infertility and other health issues.
You can catch Chlamydia in your genital area, throat (if you gave oral sex) or your rectum (if you received anal sex). You will need to test each area that might have Chlamydia.
A simple urine sample will test for Chlamydia in your genital area. Your Chlamydia test result will be available in Vila Nova de Foz Côa in just a few days. If you do test positive, we will help you to access the treatment you need to get better.
Chlamydia often does not have any symptoms. The only way to know if you are infected is to get tested in your nearest clinic in Vila Nova de Foz Côa.
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 Vila Nova de Foz Côa. Regular testing at your local Better2Know clinic in Vila Nova de Foz Côa 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 Vila Nova de Foz Côa, 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 Vila Nova de Foz Côa 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 Vila Nova de Foz Côa. 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 Vila Nova de Foz Côa 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.
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 Vila Nova de Foz Côa is imperative especially after a new sexual encounter. Better2Know’s wide range of sexual health testing in Vila Nova de Foz Côa 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 Vila Nova de Foz Côa 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 Vila Nova de Foz Côa can answer all your questions regarding your positive result, offering 24/7 advice and guidance alongside consultations with your Better2Know doctor.
24-hour Vila Nova de Foz Côa 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 Vila Nova de Foz Côa believes that peace of mind when it comes to your sexual health is imperative. By offering 24/7 advice and guidance in Vila Nova de Foz Côa 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 Vila Nova de Foz Côa are waiting to help you.