Sexual Health

Sexual health is an important aspect of a person’s overall health. Whilst many can be reluctant to see a doctor regarding such issues, it is important to regard your sexual health as you would any other part of your wellbeing. Any untreated issues may have a greater, longer-term impact. VIVA Medi Clinics provides confidential and comprehensive examination, diagnostics and treatment for all sexual health conditions.

MALE SEXUAL HEALTH

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection.

Symptoms include:

  • Pain when urinating
  • Aches and pains in testicles
  • Unfamiliar discharge from the penis

Chlamydia may not display symptoms for a long period of time – if ever – so it is important to book regular sexual health checks to ensure you have a clean bill of health. If you feel you have any of these symptoms or you have engaged with new sexual partners since your last screening, VIVA Medi Clinics can test for chlamydia using a simple urine sample and if necessary, provide treatment to ensure rapid resolution of this often easily treatable infection.

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a type of bacteria called Neisseria Gonorrhoeae. 1 in 10 men do not experience any symptoms, but those who do may experience pain when urinating and a thick green or yellow discharge from the penis. If you suspect you have gonorrhoea or you have recently engaged in unprotected sex, VIVA Medi Clinics can perform a quick and effective test. This STI is easily treatable.

Herpes

Genital herpes is a common infection that can be passed through sexual contact. It causes painful blisters in the genital area. Whilst there is no cure for herpes, there is a range of effective treatments that will resolve any active infections. VIVA Medi Clinics can identify herpes where present, and provide a treatment plan to manage it.

Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection which is caught as a result of unprotected sex. Some sufferers don’t experience any symptoms, but syphilis can cause the following:

  • Small sores that appear around the penis or mouth
  • A red blotchy rash that is usually found on the palms of hands or soles of feet
  • Small skin growths around the penis or anus
  • White patches in the mouth
  • Fatigue and joint pain

If you suspect you may have contracted syphilis, it is very important to book an appointment as soon as possible. VIVA provides blood tests for suspected syphilis cases and can provide appropriate treatment where detected. If necessary, we can also provide referral to our specialist partners.

Hepatitis B and C

Hepatitis B is a virus that can be contracted by coming into contact with an infected person’s blood, semen or other bodily fluid. It is highly contagious, and can be easily transmitted via sexual intercourse. It is important that you visit VIVA Medi Clinics to be tested if you suspect you may have contracted Hepatitis B.

Hepatitis C is the most common form of viral hepatitis in the UK, and can be contracted by coming into contact with an infected person’s blood, semen or other bodily fluid.  Carriers often have no obvious symptoms, so if you have recently engaged in unprotected sex or sex with a new partner, you should book a sexual health screening as soon as possible.

HIV

HIV is  a virus that damages the sufferer’s immune system. It can be contracted by coming into contact with an infected person’s blood, semen or other bodily fluid. The most common way of catching HIV in the UK is through unprotected sex.

HIV usually displays no obvious symptoms, but many people suffer from a short flu-like illness 2-6 weeks after they have been infected. HIV may develop into AIDS when not identified and treated properly, so it is vital that you maintain regular sexual health screenings and practice safe sex with new or unknown partners.  Whilst there is no cure for HIV, there are a series of effective medications to enable individuals to live a long and happy life.

FEMALE SEXUAL HEALTH

Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial Vaginosis is a common complaint for many women. Symptoms include:

  • Discharge with a strong fish like smell
  • Discharge that is white or grey and thin and watery
Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a bacterial sexually-transmitted infection. Symptoms include:

  • Pain when urinating
  • Aches and pains in stomach
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Unfamiliar discharge from vagina

If you feel you have any of these symptoms, VIVA Medi Clinics can test for chlamydia using a simple urine sample and if necessary, provide treatment to ensure rapid resolution of this often easily-treatable infection.

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a type of bacteria called Neisseria Gonorrhoeae. Half of women do not experience any symptoms, but those who do may experience pain when urinating and a thick green or yellow discharge from the vagina. If you suspect you have gonorrhoea or you have recently engaged in unprotected sex or sex with a new partner, VIVA Medi Clinics can perform a quick and effective screening and if necessary, provide treatment to ensure rapid resolution of this often easily-treatable infection

Herpes

Genital herpes is a common infection that can be passed through sexual contact. It causes painful blisters in the genital area. Whilst there is no cure for herpes, there is a range of effective treatments that will resolve any active infections. VIVA Medi Clinics can identify herpes where present, and provide a treatment plan to manage it.

Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection which is caught as a result of unprotected sex. Some sufferers don’t experience any symptoms, but syphilis can cause the following:

  • Small sores that appear around the vagina or mouth
  • A red blotchy rash that is usually found on the palms of hands or soles of feet
  • Small skin growths around the vagina or anus
  • White patches in the mouth
  • Fatigue and joint pain

If you suspect you may have contracted syphilis, it is very important to book an appointment as soon as possible. VIVA provides blood tests for suspected syphilis cases and can provide appropriate treatment where detected. If necessary, we can also provide referral to our specialist partners.

Hepatitis B and C

Hepatitis B is a virus that can be contracted by coming into contact with an infected person’s blood, semen or other bodily fluid. It is highly contagious, and can be easily transmitted via sexual intercourse. It is important that you visit VIVA Medi Clinics to be tested if you suspect you may have contracted Hepatitis B.

Hepatitis C is the most common form of viral hepatitis in the UK, and can can be contracted by coming into contact with an infected person’s blood, semen or other bodily fluid.  Carriers often have no obvious symptoms, so if you have recently engaged in unprotected sex or sex with a new partner, you should book a sexual health screening as soon as possible.

HIV

HIV is  a virus that damages the sufferer’s immune system. It can be contracted by coming into contact with an infected person’s blood, semen or other bodily fluid. The most common way of catching HIV in the UK is through unprotected sex.

HIV usually displays no obvious symptoms, but many people suffer from a short flu-like illness 2-6 weeks after they have been infected. HIV may develop into AIDS when not identified and treated properly, so it is vital that you maintain regular sexual health screenings and practice safe sex with new or unknown partners.  Whilst there is no cure for HIV, there are a series of effective medications to enable individuals to live a long and happy life.

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