Generally, sexually transmitted diseases and infections are one of the most common health challenges. Its occurrence in sexually active young persons between the ages of 15 – 24 is even more alarming because many young adults do not know what an STD testing involves or that testing for STDs is quite simple.
Previously, only swab tests were used for STD testing, but with a little blood or urine sample, you can get a result as accurate as a swab test although most persons do not know this fact. The best part about urine or blood sample STD testing is you can get your test result in a few minutes.
STDs and STIs are common because many people do not know how to prevent and avoid contracting them. A lot of people do not realise they are infected because most STDs can be in the body for a long time without showing any symptom. In their inactive state, they can also be transmitted. That is why regular testing for STDs is important.
It is recommended that sexually active young adults should test for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhoea at least once a year. However, anyone who is sexually active irrespective of age should test for STDs regularly.
There is a general misconception that the procedures for STD tests are uncomfortable, but the tests are simple and non-invasive so you have nothing to worry about. Swabbing for these tests are unnecessary with the advancements in today's laboratory techniques. All you need for gonorrhoea and chlamydia test is urine while HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis require only a small amount of blood sample.
You can get a same-day STD testing at our clinic/laboratory. In just five minutes, your result will be ready.
A major issue for most persons is knowing the right STD test to do and when to do them. In most cases, a positive result for an STD may indicate that you are positive for another STD because most of these diseases usually occur together. An example is the commonly known ‘twin infection’ (gonorrhoea and chlamydia). These two diseases tend to occur together, so it’s important and best if you test for them at the same time.
You can test for a broad spectrum of STDs with our simplified 10-panel STD testing plan. You can test for 10 of the most common STDs at once. Our 10-panel STD test will prevent you from worrying about which test to carry out or leave out. The 10- panel STD test includes HIV-1, HIV-2, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes, genital warts, oral warts, syphilis, gonorrhoea, and chlamydia.
Know your STD status today and be certain you are STD-free. Call us to schedule an appointment or visit our clinic/laboratory to test for STDs and get your result in a few minutes. We will be glad to offer professional assistance.
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