|The 7 STI Screening includes testing for the following:
- Chlamydia: Chlamydia is the most common STI in the UK and is easily passed on during sex. Most people don't experience any symptoms, so they are unaware they're infected. In men, chlamydia can cause pain or a burning sensation when urinating, a white, cloudy or watery discharge from the tip of the penis, and pain or tenderness in the testicles. Incubation period: 13 weeks, up to 6 weeks.
- Gonorrhoea: Gonorrhoea is a bacterial STI easily passed on during sex. About 50% of women and 10% of men don't experience any symptoms and are unaware they're infected. In men, gonorrhoea can cause pain or a burning sensation when urinating, a white, yellow or green discharge from the tip of the penis, and pain or tenderness in the testicles. Incubation period: 27 days, up to 1 month.
- Mycoplasma genitalium: This particular infection can cause men to experience non-gonococcal or non-chlamydial urethritis, and women to experience cervicitis. However, it is more commonly asymptomatic. Incubation period: Symptoms develop at 13 weeks.
- Macrolide Resistance (M.gen)
- Ureaplasma: Ureaplasma urealyticum is a type of urinary tract infection which can be contracted through sexual contact. Usually asymptomatic, it is part of the normal flora of both men and women. It is found in about 70% of sexually active humans. In males with lower sperm quality, ureaplasma infection could lead to a more pronounced decreased in some seminal parameters and compromise sperm motility. Incubation period: Symptoms develop at 13 weeks.
- Trichomonas vaginalis: Trichomoniasis is an STI caused by a tiny parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis (TV). It can be easily passed on through sex and most people don't know they're infected.In men, trichomoniasis rarely causes symptoms. You may experience pain or burning after passing urine, a whitish discharge, or an inflamed foreskin. Incubation period: 428 days, many patients are asymptomatic carriers.
- Gardnerella vaginalis:
- Herpes Simplex Virus I/II: The herpes simplex virus is highly contagious and can be easily passed from person to person by close direct contact. Small, painful blisters or sores usually develop, which may cause itching or tingling, or make it painful to urinate. After someone has contracted the virus, it remains inactive (dormant) most of the time. Incubation period: 214 days, testing is most appropriate for patients with symptomatic lesion(s).