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  • Chlamydia
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    What is Chlamydia?

    Chlamydia is a very common sexually transmitted infection (STI) and is caused by a bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis. The bacteria can be found in the semen of men and vaginal fluids of women who have the infection. Chlamydia can be passed from one person to another during unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex, or it can be passed by sharing sex toys. It can also be passed from mother to baby during birth.

    Chlamydia is often referred to as the 'silent infection' as most people who have it don't show any symptoms. If left untreated in women, it can spread to the womb and cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which is a major cause of infertility.



    75% of women and 50% of men show no symptoms of chlamydia. If there are any symptoms, these may include:


    Chlamydia symptoms in women:

    • pain when passing urine
    • pain in the lower abdomen (pelvic area)
    • unusual vaginal discharge
    • pain during or after sex
    • bleeding during or after sex
    • bleeding between periods
    • heavier periods than normal


    Chlamydia symptoms in men:

    • pain when passing urine (peeing)
    • white/cloudy discharge from the tip of the penis
    • swelling and pain in the testicles
    • burning and itching in the genital area


    For both men and women, symptoms can also include:

    • on rare occasions, pain, bleeding or discharge from the anus
    • irritation, pain, swelling and discharge from the eyes which is the same as conjunctivitis
    • an infection in the throat


    Chlamydia treatment

    Chlamydia can be treated with antibiotics, should you receive a positive test result quick and easy treatment is around the corner.

    We can provide the treatment via our online pharmacy partner. The service is prescription based and it only a takes a few clicks and entry of some simple details before regulated prescribers can verify the information provided and issue a private prescription. This prescription is then sent across to the pharmacy, where staff will dispense the medication and ensure that it is delivered to you as instructed. All packaging is discreet and everything is securely handled.

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  • Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea
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    What is Gonorrhoea?

    Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus and is also known as "the clap".

    The infection can affect both men and women and is the second most common bacterial infection in the UK. The bacteria can be found mainly in discharge from the penis or vaginal fluid.

    Gonorrhoea is passed on by unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex, or genital contact with someone who has the infection. Gonorrhoea symptoms usually start to show within one week of being infected, with some symptoms not showing until months later.

    Around 10% of men and 50% of women will not show any obvious symptoms after contracting Gonorrhoea. If there are any symptoms, these may include:

    Gonorrhoea symptoms in women:

    • unusual vaginal discharge, which may be yellow or green
    • burning sensation or pain when urinating
    • bleeding between periods or heavier periods
    • lower abdominal pain or tenderness

    Gonorrhoea symptoms in men:

    • unusual green, yellow or white discharge from the tip of the penis
    • pain when passing urine
    • need to go to the toilet more regularly
    • pain or inflammation in the testicles and/or prostate gland (rare)
    • inflammation of the foreskin

    For both men and women, symptoms can also include:

    • an infection in the rectum which may cause irritation and discharge from the anus
    • an infection in the throat with no visible symptoms
    • an infection in the eyes. This can cause irritation, pain, swelling and discharge, which is the same as conjunctivitis

    Find out more about Chlamydia here

    Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea treatment

    Chlamydia can be treated with antibiotics, should you receive a positive test result quick and easy treatment is around the corner.

    We can provide the treatment via our online pharmacy partner. Our service is prescription based and it only a takes a few clicks and entry of some simple details before our regulated prescribers can verify the information provided and issue a private prescription. This prescription is then sent across to our pharmacy, where our staff will dispense the medication and ensure that it is delivered to you as instructed. All our packaging is discreet and we ensure that everything is securely handled to avoid any further issues.

    If you are pregnant, think you are pregnant or you are breast feeding, it is important to let your doctor know as this could affect the type.

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  • HIV
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    What is HIV?

    HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus which can be transmitted from person-to-person through infected blood, semen, vaginal fluids, rectal secretions or breast milk. HIV is so-called because it attacks the body's immune system - the body's defence against disease-causing organisms and substances.

    The virus is most commonly passed on through sex without a condom or through sharing infected needles.

    What is AIDS?

    Left untreated, HIV infection can weaken the immune system to such an extent that a person develops AIDS, which stands for "acquired immunodeficiency syndrome". AIDS is a collection of diseases and symptoms which can arise (only) in HIV-infected individuals, as a result of the body's inability to fight disease.

    HIV symptoms

    Approximately four to six weeks after a person becomes infected with HIV, symptoms can occur as a result of the body's immune system reacting to the virus. This phase of infection is referred to as "seroconversion", and it is during this period that antibodies against the virus are produced by cells of the immune system. Antibodies are proteins generated by cells of the immune system to help fight disease.

    Common symptoms of seroconversion can include any one or more of the following:

    • Fever
    • Rash
    • Muscle ache
    • Joint pain
    • Swollen lymph nodes

    The above flu-like symptoms can last from a few days to a few weeks, and although most people experience these symptoms within weeks of becoming infected, in some cases symptoms may not appear for years.

    Less common symptoms of seroconversion include:

    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Diarrhoea
    • Oesophageal/vaginal/anal ulceration
    • Oral candidiasis (oral thrush)
    • Encephalitis
    • Meningitis

    HIV treatment

    Although there is currently no cure for HIV infection, anti-retroviral therapy (ART) can be used to supress the virus and halt progression of the disease. ART has substantially reduced the incidence of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and nowadays many people can recover from AIDS. As such, since the development of ART, the number of deaths in the UK due to HIV infection has declined significantly. Moreover, people diagnosed promptly with HIV that start ART early can expect near normal life expectancy.

    If your results indicate you may have a blood-borne STI, you will be contacted directly by the Terrence Higgins Trust, regarding confirmatory testing, advice and the availability of other services.

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  • Syphilis
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    What is Syphilis?

    Syphilis is a bacterial infection which can be transmitted person-to-person through close contact with an infected sore, which usually occurs during vaginal, anal or oral sex. It can also be transmitted by sharing sex toys or needles with an infected person.

    The bacteria that cause syphilis are called Treponema pallidum.

    Syphilis symptoms

    Syphilis is a disease of three stages, with distinct symptoms:

    Primary Syphilis (Stage 1)

    The first symptom of syphilis is a painless but highly infectious sore on the genitals, or sometimes around the mouth, lips, tonsils, fingers or buttocks. The sore usually disappears two to six weeks after it erupts. Left untreated, syphilis will then progress to the second stage.

    Secondary Syphilis (Stage 2)

    Secondary syphilis symptoms include a non-itchy skin rash, flu-like symptoms, small skin growths around the external opening of the vagina and/or anus, weight loss, swollen glands and patchy hair loss. These symptoms typically develop a few weeks after the sore disappears and may disappear within a few weeks, or come and go over a period of months. During this stage, syphilis can be passed on to other people.

    Following secondary symptoms, without treatment syphilis progresses to a symptomless latent (dormant) phase, which may last for several years. During this phase, the disease cannot be passed on to other people.

    After a period of dormancy, syphilis can develop to the most dangerous stage:

    Tertiary Syphilis (Stage 3)

    Left untreated, approximately a third of people with syphilis will develop serious tertiary syphilis symptoms, which can arise years or decades after initial infection.

    Depending on what part of the body the infection spreads to (brain, nerves, eyes, heart, bones, skin, blood vessels), tertiary syphilis can present with any of the following symptoms:

    • skin rashes
    • stroke
    • dementia
    • loss of co-ordination
    • numbness
    • paralysis
    • blindness
    • deafness
    • heart disease

    Tertiary syphilis can be fatal.

    Syphilis treatment

    Primary and secondary syphilis are usually treatable with a single dose of penicillin, which is injected into the buttock. Some cases require multiple penicillin injections, which are administered at weekly intervals.

    For those allergic to penicillin, an alternative antibiotic is prescribed in tablet form.
    Tertiary syphilis must be treated with longer courses of antibiotics, and while treatment can stop the infection, it cannot repair or reverse the damage that has already been caused.

    If your results indicate you may have a blood-borne STI, you will be contacted directly by the Terrence Higgins Trust, regarding confirmatory testing, treatment, advice and the availability of other services.

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  • Hepatitis B & C
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    What is Hepatitis B?

    Hepatitis B is a virus that can be transmitted from person to person through infected blood and body fluids, such as semen and vaginal fluids. The hepatitis B virus is so-called because it can infect the liver, causing inflammation (hepatitis).

    When a person first becomes infected with the hepatitis B virus, it is referred to as an "acute infection". If the virus remains in the blood for over six months, a person has a "chronic infection".

    The virus is most commonly transmitted during unprotected anal, oral or vaginal sex or through sharing infected needles. It can also be transmitted from a mother to her baby during childbirth.

    Hepatitis B symptoms

    Symptoms of hepatitis B infection typically appear between 40 and 160 days after exposure to the virus. However, many people do not know they have been infected with the virus because they may not develop any symptoms.

    Symptoms can include:

    • Nausea (feeling sick)
    • Vomiting
    • Lack of appetite
    • Dark urine
    • Flu-like symptoms
    • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)

    In people with chronic hepatitis B, the infection can develop into cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer, which can be fatal.

    Hepatitis B test

    There is no other test like ours on the market. A hepaptitis B test from just between us involves using a lancet to collect your blood. We only require a very small amount of blood which you apply directly to a Dry Blood Spot Card instead of filling a small tube. The whole process is almost entirely pain free and is easier than other tests.

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    Hepatitis B treatment

    There is typically no treatment for acute hepatitis B infection. However, the symptoms can be managed with medication such as paracetamol. Acute hepatitis B infection must be closely monitored to ensure that it does not develop into chronic hepatitis.

    Although there is still no cure for chronic hepatitis B, there are several treatments available which significantly decrease the risk of liver damage by slowing down or stopping the virus from reproducing. 

    Hepatitis B vaccine

    There is a vaccine that is 95% effective in preventing infection and the development of chronic hepatitis B. Vaccination against hepatitis B is recommended for anyone who is at increased risk of the disease or its complications.

    What is Hepatitis C?

    Hepatitis C is a virus that can be transmitted from person to person through infected blood. The hepatitis C virus is so-called because it can infect the liver, causing inflammation (hepatitis).

    When a person first becomes infected with the hepatitis C virus, it is referred to as an "acute infection". If the virus remains in the blood for over six months, a person has a "chronic infection".

    The virus is most commonly transmitted through sharing infected needles. It can also be transmitted sexually and from a mother to her baby during childbirth, although these modes of transmission are much less common.

    Hepatitis C symptoms

    Hepatitis C infection can cause the same types of symptoms as hepatitis B; however, the two viruses are unrelated. Symptoms of acute hepatitis C infection can take between two weeks and six months to appear, although roughly 80% of people don't show any symptoms of acute hepatitis and often don't know they're infected.

    Symptoms can include:

    • Nausea (feeling sick)
    • Vomiting
    • Lack of appetite
    • Weight loss
    • Abdominal pain
    • Flu-like symptoms
    • Dark urine
    • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)

    A significant number of those with chronic hepatitis C infection develop cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer, which can be fatal.

    Hepatitis C test

    There is no other test like ours on the market. A Hepaptitis C test from just between us involves using a lancet to collect your blood. We only require a very small amount of blood which you apply directly to a Dry Blood Spot Card instead of filling a small tube. The whole process is almost entirely pain free and is easier than other tests.

    For peace of mind, order a test today.

    Hepatitis C treatment

    Approximately 15-45% of infected individuals are able to clear the virus within the first six months of infection, without treatment.  The remaining 55-85% of persons, however, will develop chronic hepatitis C infection and require treatment.

    Hepatitis C can be treated with a combination of medicines, taken over a period of several months, which stop the virus multiplying inside the body.

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    What does an ST4 test screen for?

    An ST4 test screens for for HIV, hepatitis B and C and syphilis

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    What does an ST6 test screen for?

    An St6 test screens for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV, hepatitis B and C and syphilis
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    What does an ST10 test screen for?

    An ST10 test screens for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, herpes simplex I, herpes simplex II, trichomoniasis, Mycoplasma hominis, Mycoplasma genitalium, Ureaplasm urealyticum and chancroid.

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    What is herpes?

    Herpes is a chronic (long-term) infection caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). The two types of HSV that cause the disease are herpes simplex 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex 2 (HSV-2). Both viruses are highly contagious and can be transmitted between people through direct contact. The type of herpes disease that arises is dependent on the site of the body that is infected. The two most common herpes infections are oral and genital herpes.

    Herpes symptoms

    HSV-1
    Herpes simplex 1 most commonly causes oral herpes, but it can also cause genital herpes. Herpes infections often manifest as small painful blisters which break open resulting in ulcers. Oral herpes lesions (cold sores) can appear anywhere on the face, but they typically form in or around the mouth.

    HSV-2
    Herpes simplex 2 most commonly causes genital herpes, but it can also cause oral herpes in rare cases. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection that can affect the genitals, buttocks, thighs and anal area. Symptoms of infection can include the appearance of small, painful blisters that burst to leave open sores in the affected areas, pain when passing urine and flu-like symptoms.

    Once an individual becomes infected with HSV-1 or HSV-2, the virus remains in the body and lies dormant in nerves close to the original site of infection. In response to certain triggers (e.g. ultraviolet light exposure, stress and hormonal changes), the virus can reactivate causing lesions to reoccur. 

     

    How is herpes transmitted?

    HSV-1 and HSV-2 can infect multiple sites of the body and can be transmitted:

    • via direct contact between the contagious area and broken skin via saliva (with someone with oral herpes)
    • by having unprotected oral, vaginal or anal sex/sharing sex toys (with someone with genital herpes)
    • from a mother to her baby during childbirth (genital herpes)


    Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be passed on by people who show no signs of infection.

    Herpes treatment

    There is currently no cure for herpes. However, the symptoms can often be managed with antiviral medication.

     

    Trichomoniasis

    What is trichomoniasis?

    Trichomoniasis is an STI caused by a minute parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis (TV). Also referred to as "Trich", the infection affects both women and men, though women are more likely to be affected and experience symptoms.

    The parasite is usually transmitted from one person to another during unprotected vaginal sex; however it can also be transmitted by sharing objects such as sex toys.

     

    Trichomoniasis symptoms

    Up to half of all infected individuals experience no symptoms of trichomoniasis; hence, many people do not realise they are infected. If symptoms do present, they may include:

    Women: soreness and itching around the vagina, pain/discomfort during sex or urination and a change in vaginal discharge.

    Men: pain during urination, soreness and swelling around the head of the penis or foreskin and a thin white penile discharge.

    Trichomoniasis treatment

    Trichomoniasis can be effectively treated with a course of antibiotics.

     

    Mycoplasma hominis

    What is Mycoplasma hominis?

    Mycoplasma hominis is a minute bacterium that is present in small quantities in the urinary and genital tracts of most humans.

    An infection with Mycoplasma hominis can arise without sexual activity, as a result of bacterial overgrowth; however, it can also be transmitted via unprotected vaginal sex, sharing sex toys, or from an infected mother to her child during childbirth.

    Mycoplasma hominis symptoms

    Symptoms of Mycoplasma hominis infection are similar to those of chlamydia and gonorrhoea, and symptomless infections are also common. Left untreated, Mycoplasma hominis infection can lead to urethritis in women and men and also increases the risk of vaginitis and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women.

     

    Mycoplasma genitalium (MG)

    What is Mycoplasma genitalium?

    Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterium that causes a common but largely unknown STI. Recent studies estimate that as many as 1 in 100 adults aged 16 to 44 are infected with this bacteria.

    MG is known to be transmitted from person-to-person through unprotected oral, vaginal or anal sex, and it frequently occurs with other STIs, making it difficult to diagnose.

    One of the most common causes of urethritis in men, MG has also been associated with bacterial vaginosis in women.

     

    Mycoplasma genitalium symptoms

    Most MG infections are asymptomatic (don't have any symptoms). Therefore, many individuals are unaware that they are infected. If symptoms do present, they are similar to those of chlamydia and gonorrhoea infections, as are the potential long-term complications which may include PID and endometritis.

    Ureaplasma urealyticum

    What is Ureaplasma urealyticum?

    Like Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma urealyticum is a bacterium that commonly occurs naturally in the urogenital tract of humans but can cause disease in the event of overgrowth. As such, it is not considered a classical STI, but it is very contagious and can be transmitted through sexual contact.

     

    Ureaplasma urealyticum symptoms

    Ureaplasma urealyticum infections are frequently asymptomatic and do not often lead to problems; however, in some individuals an untreated infection can be associated with urethritis.

     

    Complications of infection with this bacteria can include infertility, premature or still birth, meningitis, pneumonia and nerve/joint/muscle damage.

     

    Ureaplasma urealyticum treatment

    Ureaplasma urealyticum infections can be treated with antibiotics.

     

    Chancroid

    What is chancroid?

    Chancroid is an STI caused by Heamophilus ducreyi bacteria, the leading cause of genital ulceration. The disease is most common in Asia and Africa and affects more men than women, particularly uncircumcised men.

     

    The bacteria is found in the (highly contagious) ulcers that form on the genitals of infected individuals, and the infection can be transmitted from person-to-person during contact with the infected area during vaginal, oral or anal sex.

     

    Chancroid symptoms

    As chancroid usually presents with genital ulcers, in the early stages it is often mistaken for syphilis. Unlike syphilis sores, however, chancroid ulcers are painful and can grow much larger in size.

    Other symptoms of chancroid may include genital tenderness, pain when urinating, enlarged lymph nodes, pain during bowel movements and rectal bleeding.

     

    Chancroid treatment

    Chancroid is easily treated with a single dose of antibiotics.

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