STD/STI Tests & Screening
Sex can be a great way to build and strengthen relationships, but it also carries risks. So what are you willing to risk? Engaging in any sexual activity without protection could result in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or unintended pregnancies. These issues, as well as counselling and other preventative measures, are available at The Ridge Medical Centre located at Ascot & Baldivis.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as chlamydia, herpes, HIV/AIDS, can be contracted through unprotected sexual contact and show no symptoms for weeks or months. Sometimes, even years, make transmission likely as well as make symptomatic detection difficult.
To protect themselves from these types of illnesses, people are encouraged to have a routine STD check or an STI test at least once per year. These tests also help detect possible problems before they become serious issues that may require treatment with antibiotics, which poses a risk of developing bacterial resistance in those who do not need them.
STDs and STIs are unfortunately very common today. Symptoms vary depending on the type of infection you have contracted, but some general symptoms may point to an STD or STI:
Symptoms range from mild discomfort to severe complications such as infertility with serious diseases like HIV/AIDS & HPV leading to one’s death without treatment! Therefore, if any unusual symptoms occur, it would be advisable to consult.