Private Lab Tests For Sexually Transmitted Deseases
STDs can often be present without noticeable symptoms which is why it is important to get checked routinely, especially when becoming sexually active with a new partner. STDs include HIV (the virus which causes AIDS), Hepatitis B and C, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphillis & HPV – each of which vary in severity, possible complications and treatment options.
It is important to note: If you suspect you may have an STD, you need to abstain from sexual intercourse until both yourself & your partner have been tested and have received results/treatment.
Condoms & birth control pills are forms of contraceptives. Condoms provide some protection from STDs but not complete protection and must be used correctly. Birth control pills do not provide protection from STDs.
At Tel Aviv Doctor we offer a wide range of medical laboratory tests. Results are given in English, analysed and followed up by our doctors/specialists, and can be accessed through a safe and secure Patient Portal. All blood tests are performed by our experienced doctors. Needless to say that all test results are strictly confidential and are handled in a professional & sensitive manner. For more information visit: Medical Lab Tests At Tel Aviv Doctor.
Standard STD Tests Available
HIV is a virus that infects and weakens a person’s immune system. It is mainly transmitted through unprotected sex, contaminated bodily fluids and shared needle usage. A person with HIV may not show symptoms initially whilst still being infectious to others.
Without treatment, HIV can and may develop into AIDS – AIDS is the syndrome of infections and other pathologies which are the result of a weakened immune system. For example, usually harmless bacteria or viruses may cause severe and even life-threatening disease. Treatment options for HIV/AIDS have vastly improved over time.
It is important to note, anyone who is concerned about exposure in the previous 72 hours must seek medical care for immediate assessment and treatment to prevent the transmission of HIV. In Israel, currently, this is via the emergency department of each public hospital.
Viral Hepatitis is a disease caused by various viruses which infect the liver. Hepatitis B & C are commonly transmitted through sexual intercouse. Vaccines are available for the prevention of Hepatitis B – it is advisable that those in an at-risk category for transmission, be vaccinated (those with multiple partners, having anal sex, or with a partner who has the Hepatitis virus).
Gonorrhoea is a bacterial, sexually transmitted disease. Infection occurs through sexual intercourse or contact with bodily fluids. It affects both men and women, and is most prevalent in people under 25 years old.
Syphilis is a bacterial, sexually transmitted disease. Initial symptom are a sore of the genital area, rectum or mouth, and the disease is spread through direct contact with this sore. Syphilis, if untreated, will advance in various stages, being most infectious during the earlier stages (whilst symptoms are still noticeable). Infections may take years before becoming apparent in some cases and may involve the brain causing a form of dementia, or the large blood vessels causing serious vascular disease.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia can affect both men and women, but statistically affects more women than men. If a person has Chlamydia, it is likely that they will not experience symptoms – this is one reason as to why Chlamydia is easily spread. It is an important cause of infertility.
COVID-19 Update: We offer private PCR and Corona antibody tests (also at your home). Get tested now to know if your immune system has been exposed to COVID-19. Learn more about our COVID-19 tests at Tel Aviv Doctor.