Screening for STD-STBBI
STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) are now known as STBBIs (sexually transmitted or blood-borne infections). The word infection is now preferred because symptoms are often non-existent in these cases. In fact, STBBI infections can be transmitted without the infected person being aware of it, and can even lead to obvious signs of disease in their sexual partner. It is therefore crucial that sexually active people behave in a responsible manner by getting screened and, in the event of an infection, undergoing the necessary treatment.
Créa-MeD offers a quick screening service for the most common STBBI/STDs, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis B and HIV.
If no symptoms are present, screening can be carried out by a nurse in the private clinic. If you are experiencing symptoms, you will have to consult with a doctor.
- For women, laboratory testing of vaginal secretions can be used to screen for vaginitis, trichinosis, and bacterial vaginal infections. Blood samples and vaginal swabs are taken by a nurse at the private clinic.
- For men, screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea is done through polymerase chain reaction (PCR), which only requires a urine sample.
- Results of serological tests for HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis are generally available in less than two business days. Screening results for chlamydia and gonorrhea normally take about five business days.