STI testing for men
If you think you may have a sexually transmitted infection (STI), it is important to seek advice as quickly as possible and to go for STI tests. Marie Stopes Reproductive Choices offer STI and STD tests at our STI clinic in Dublin. Do not be embarrassed and put off asking for help. Early treatment could prevent serious long-term health problems and reduce the risk of passing on the infection. At Reproductive Choices our services are completely confidential and you will find our staff professional and supportive.
At your consultation, we will discuss the most appropriate STI tests for you with you. We can help with:
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a viral infection that affects the body’s defence system so that it cannot fight against infections. It is sexually transmitted and can be passed on through blood. Once someone is infected with HIV, there is now way of curing it. Treatment for HIV is constantly evolving and many people living with HIV feel well and live much longer than they used to.
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection. The majority of people will have no symptoms and if left untreated, chlamydia can cause serious problems including infertility. It is estimated that chlamydia affects one in ten young people. The infection is very easily treated with antibiotics.
Hepatitis A & B
Hepatitis A & B are viral infections that affect the liver; they are usually sexually transmitted or passed on through blood. Vaccinations are available.
Syphilis is not as common as other sexually transmitted infections. It usually develops in three stages - the first stage is know as primary syphilis, the second stage is known as secondary syphilis, and the last stage, tertiary syphilis. Most people with syphilis will experience symptoms but if left untreated it can lead to serious health problems including damage to international organs, the heart, brain, bones and the nervous system. Syphilis is treated with antibiotics.
Gonorrhoea is a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection. Some people with gonorrhoea will not have any symptoms, others may experience unusual yellow/green discharge, pain when passing urine and pain low in the abdomen. If left untreated, gonorrhoea can lead to serious problems including infertility. Gonorrhoea is treated with antibiotics.
You can contact Marie Stopes Reproductive Choices at any time to book an appointment for STI tests. You can also have a look at our STI fees and costs here.
Results are available quickly and we can offer advice on follow up treatment.
For more information or an appointment call (01) 830 0630.