Probably you have heard about them but under the name of STDs (Sexually transmitted diseases). Nowadays, this term has been replaced by STIs (Sexually transmitted infections) for greater precision in the way of transmission.

What are the STIs and their symptoms?

Among the most common, we find:

  • HIV and AIDS
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis A, B, C.
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gonorrhea
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Those different infections can be transmitted during sexual intercourse or through the blood, such as HIV.

Learn more about STIs to protect yourself

Symptoms of HIV and AIDS

HIV can transmit through sexual intercourse. (Vaginal, oral, or anal), likewise, through the blood, it’s manifested the presence of a vaginal infection, followed by severe fatigue, weight loss, diarrhea, and fever with night sweats.
In the case of AIDS, when is produced the HIV, the immune system is weakened even more and the infected person can contract grave diseases such as pneumonia, and cancer, among others.

Symptoms of Syphilis

Syphilis is sexually transmitted. It is developed in 3 stages and is the last one when the infected person can experiment with heart, neurological, articular, and/or bone problems.

Symptoms of Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes is transmitted by the skin and causes burning in the urine, lesions in the intimate parts, fever, and even physical discomfort.

Symptoms of Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea causes burning in the glans, vaginal discharge, lower abdominal pain, sore throat, and private part swelling.

Symptoms of HPV

HPV is sexually transmitted and is manifested in the form of warts on the genitals.

How do I know if I have an STI?

The best way to know if you have an STI is to get tested in a laboratory. In our laboratory, you will get your result quickly.

  • 24 hours HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B, and C.
  • 48 hours Gonorrhea
  • Herpes in 5 working days.

So, if you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to contact our nurses, and get tested.