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Sexually Transmitted Infection Checks

What is Sexual Transmitted Disease (STD) Screening?

Our doctors can order urine or blood tests to check for:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes
  • HIV
  • Syphilis

Types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

There are three types of STD disease agents; these are:

  • Viruses (human papillomavirus, genital herpes, HIV)
  • Bacteria (gonorrhoea, syphilis, chlamydia)
  • Parasites (trichomonas)

STD Causes

While sexual activity may be responsible for spreading some infectious agents, it is also possible to contract a STD without sexual contact. For example, Hepatitis A, B and C viruses, shigella, and Giardia do not necessarily require sexual contact.

What are the Symptoms of STDs

STDs can be present in many forms and may also be asymptomatic. Some symptoms may include:

  • Sores or bumps on the genitals, mouth or anus
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Discharge from the penis
  • Pain during sex
  • Sore, swollen lymph nodes, particularly in the groin
  • Unexplained fever or rashes

While these symptoms may not be a definitive guide, you are advised to make an appointment with our practice to seek advice and testing.