HEPATITIS B and C
Hepatitis B is a virus that can be transmitted by sexual intercourse and cause inflammation of the liver. It can also be transmitted by sharing needles for drug use. It usually has no symptoms but can cause serious liver disease. For those who do show symptoms, they often include feeling sick, being sick, lack of appetite, flu-like symptoms and yellowing of the skin and eye (jaundice).
At 3fivetwo we provide vaccination for Hepatitis B. Call us today on 0845 60 06 352 to book an appointment.
HEPC is a virus is usually transmitted from sharing needles, from mother to baby but also through sexual contact. In most cases, hepatitis C causes no noticeable symptoms until the liver has been significantly damaged. When symptoms do occur they are often vague but can include flu-like symptoms, tiredness and depression.
At 3fivetwo we provide anti-viral treatment for Hepatitis C. Call us today on 0845 60 06 352 to book an appointment.
WHAT IS A STI?
A sexually transmitted infection is an infection that can be passed from one person to another through sexual intercourse (vaginal, anal or oral).
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A STI?
- Genital lumps
- Genital sores or ulcers
- Itching in the pubic/genital area
- None of the above – many STI’S have no symptoms but can still be contagious and affect general health and fertility
- Penile or Vaginal discharge
WHEN SHOULD I HAVE AN STI SCREEN?
- If you have any of the symptoms listed above
- Before each new sexual relationship, if you have been previously sexually active
- You may need regular screening if you are high risk
WHAT DOES A SEXUAL HEALTH SCREEN INVOLVE?
- A consultation with our Private GP – consultations are 100% confidential
- Bloods – for HIV, syphilis, Hepatitis B and C if deemed appropriate by doctor
- Depending on your symptoms you may have swabs taken.
- Urine testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea - these are the most common STIs
We can tailor individual packages or provide single tests if required. We also offer a range of common STI profiles.
If you are worried about a particular exposure and you have no symptoms, it is advisable to wait 10 days for Hep C and 28 days for Hep B before you are screened.