Some sexually transmitted diseases & infections (STDs or STIs) have mild but noticeable symptoms. You may experience unusual discharge, pain on urination, or have the feeling that something is not quite right. Some STDs, however, such as chlamydia or syphilis, do not always present with obvious symptoms, meaning that you will not always be able to tell when something is wrong.
When should I get tested?
If you have had unprotected sex, or are having sex with a regular partner or partners, it is recommended that you get screened regularly for STIs. This is advised on whether or not you are having symptoms. In addition, if you notice any of the following STD symptoms, you should make an appointment to see the doctor & get tested as soon as possible.
• Abnormal penile or vaginal discharge
• Bumps, swellings, or growths on or near the genitals
• Itching or pain on or around the genitals
• Pain on urination (hurts when you pee)
• Pain during or after sex (dyspareunia)
• Burning sensation or pain in your genitals or urinary tract
What the test includes?
We offer testing for the full range of sexually transmitted infections, as well as a package that includes all of the tests available. The full screen is recommended. You may wish to have individual tests, such as for Chlamydia or HIV, depending on your exposure & risk factors (for example, if you know that your partner has had an infection, or if you are testing to ensure the efficacy of a course of treatment for a specific condition).