STBBI Assessment & Screening test

depistageitss-testlaboratoire-optStill quite a taboo in our society, STBBIs (Sexually Transmitted and Blood -Born Infections, formerly known as STIs) aren’t really a topic of conversation. But whilst this might be embarrassing, we shouldn’t hesitate to talk about it and in particular understand the importance of screening tests.

Are you experiencing some symptoms, thinking about giving up condoms or you would like to reassure yourself about your health condition ? Don’t hesitate to come and see one of our nurses to discuss and get tested. Depending on the STBBI for which a test is done, this one differs slightly. Depending on the condition, the nurse will either take a urine, blood or fluid sample.

symptomesITSS-optA Pap test and a cervical swab are also available in our clinic. Plus, private services are reimbursed by most insurance companies (laboratory analysis fees).

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea is an STBBI that causes an infection in the mucous membranes of the penis, the vagina, the rectum, the cervix, the throat and the eyes. Although women display fewer symptoms than men, they are a lot more likely to develop serious complications since the infection can spread to other pelvic organs such as the cervix, the uterus and beyond. Gonorrhoea is usually treated with antibiotics.

Main symptoms:

  • Presence of yellow or greenish pus flowing from the genitals
  • Frequent need to pee
  • Red and swollen genital mucosa
  • Pelvic pain
  • Burning urination

Test results are available within 48 hours

Chlamydia

Although a lot of individuals who suffer from chlamydia have no visible symptoms, the fact remains that this bacterial infection is highly contagious and is transmitted through sexual intercourse. Untreated, chlamydia can cause several complications for both men and women. Normally, antibiotics are enough to treat this infection.

Main symptoms:

  • Presence of yellowish and foul discharges
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Burning sensation when urinating

Test results are available within 48 hours

Syphilis

Transmitted through sexual contact, syphilis is a contagious infection that can develop in three stages. It causes a painless ulcer, also called canker, in which the bacteria will multiply. This ulcer contains a clear liquid composed of syphilis bacteria and when this liquid comes into contact with an uncontaminated mucosa or skin, the infection is instantly transmitted. An ulcer usually appears within 10 days or in the month following the contagion.

Main symptoms:

  • Eruption of an ulcer
  • Appearance of round, red or brown patches on the chest, arms or legs
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Low fever

Test results are available within 24 hours

Hepatitis B

depistageitss_virusHepatiteB-optTransmitted by blood as well as body fluids, hepatitis B can lead to several complications and usually has two forms: acute hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis B. Sufferers may have symptoms or, on the contrary, be asymptomatic.

Main symptoms:

  • Severe liver inflammation
  • Fatigue
  • Jaundice
  • Loss of appetite
  • Other symptoms

Test results are available within 24 hours

Hepatitis C

A liver disease caused by a virus, hepatitis C causes liver inflammation that can lead to cirrhosis and even cancer. To determine if you have hepatitis C, a blood test is required.

Main symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Jaundice
  • Dark and discoloured or clay-coloured stools
  • Other symptoms

Test results are available within 24 hours

Herpes type 1 and 2

Genital herpes is a contagious infection which can affect both the genitals (HSV-2) and the mouth (HSV-1). Both types of herpes are transmitted through sexual intercourse While some people are asymptomatic, others may feel some symptoms.

Main symptoms:

  • Headache, fever
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Pain, itching and tenderness in the genital area
  • Other symptoms

Test results are available within 24 hours

HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), also called AIDS, is a sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection that gradually destroys the individual’s immune system.

Main symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Skin rash
  • Weight loss
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Other symptoms

Test results are available within 24 hours

STBBI assessment and screening

Whether you want a general assessment or screening for a particular STBBI, Bioanalysis provides a private service which is reimbursed by most insurance companies. Indeed, the majority of insurances reimburse laboratory analysis fees. Get in touch for more information or to make an appointment!