STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Analysis

STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Analysis Treatments

STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Analysis

For us, speed and privacy when analyzing possible STDs are essential pillars: in 24-48 hours we can rule out whether the patient has contracted Human Papillomavirus, Syphilis, AIDS or genital Herpes among many other diseases.

STD analysis

STD Analysis

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STD analysis

Results in 48 hours

Basic analysis (BLOOD)

200 €
Complete Blood Analysis
Complete Blood Analysis

Results in 48 hours
Assessment with the specialist
Indication of treatment

€ 100 for laboratory + 100 for consultation = TOTAL: 200€

STD analysis

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STD analysis

Results in 48 hours

Complete analysis (BLOOD + URINE)

250 €
Complete Blood and Urine Analysis
Complete Blood and Urine Analysis

Results in 48 hours
Assessment with the specialist
Indication of treatment

STD analysis

€150 for laboratory + 100 for consultation = TOTAL: 250€.

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Why are the prices of our STD tests higher than those of some other centers in Seville?

As a matter of fact, being guided solely by price when it comes to our health is not advisable. The explanation of our rates is clear: At Andromedi we don’t simply deliver analytic results as laboratories do. We accompany you at all times with a professional medical opinion, interpreting and assessing the results, offering a deeper diagnosis, and being able to resolve any doubts and questions that may arise, in addition to creating a record in case you have a positive result and need follow-up.

In other centers offering less expensive services, you are simply given a flyer with the results (often not very comprehensible), which in our opinion is incomplete: we believe that medical consultation should always be more human, personalized and individualized, especially when it has to do with venereal diseases, something that particularly worries patients at risk of being infected.

For us, speed and privacy are essential pillars when analyzing possible STDs: in 24-48 hours, we can establish whether or not the patient has contracted Human Papillomavirus, Syphilis, AIDS or genital herpes among many other diseases. Our uninterrupted schedule from 09:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. is easily adapted to your needs so that you neither have to be absent from work nor attract unnecessary attention from your immediate surroundings.

I think I've caught something. What’s it most likely to be?

The 5 diagnostic tests for venereal diseases (sexually transmitted diseases or STDs) most conducted in our center in Seville are:

Disease

Genital herpes

Other names

Herpes simplex, Herpes Hominis virus

What it is

Genital herpes is actually Herpes simplex (type VHS1 or VHS2) that affects this area of the body, favored by its specific conditions of temperature, humidity, and exposure.

Causes of infection

Direct contact with the virus, which is usually found in the ulcers produced by the infection.

Symptoms

Appearance of blisters and skin lesions in groups: pain, itching, discomfort, and burning.

Diagnosis

Visual examination by a specialist and if appropriate, a sample is collected to be analyzed (biopsy), or a blood test (blood count to find antibodies for this disease) is conducted.

Treatment

There is no cure for herpes, although there are treatments to alleviate, diminish, or prevent an outbreak (period of increased activity of the virus).

Disease

Human papillomavirus

Other names

HPV, Condyloma, or Genital warts.

What it is

These are a group of viruses (more than 40 types, related to a larger group) that affect the human genitals creating warts or causing cervical cancer among other types of cancer in worst-cases.

Causes of infection

Sexual contact is a risk factor, including either touch, oral, vaginal or anal.

Symptoms

There are two groups, low-risk viruses (those that form fleshy bumps) and high-risk viruses (those that can lead to abnormal tumor cells). In the first type, warts arise that are irritating when touched and can bleed when rubbed. In the second type, there are no symptoms until there is a major problem (cancer). So, medical check-ups are always necessary to rule out risks. Remember that both types can be spread to other people.

Diagnosis

In the group of low-risk viruses (types 6 and 11), a visual examination by a doctor is usually sufficient. Meanwhile, the second type which can be much more dangerous requires a specific serological test (flow, a biopsy of suspicious tissue, etc.).

Treatment

There is ongoing research in the field of medicine to find a cure for Human Papillomavirus. Although it currently has no cure, there are ways to alleviate its expansion (eliminating warts by cauterizing the infected area) as well as the side effects. In some people, the disease naturally does not develop, even when they are still carriers. So, it is necessary to diagnose it in all cases.

Disease

HIV / AIDS

Other names

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

What it is

It is an infectious disease that causes a drastic lowering of the body’s natural defenses, thus exposing it to other infections or viruses free to cause very serious medical conditions.

Causes of infection

Sexual intercourse, contaminated syringes, from mother to child during pregnancy, delivery or through breast milk. Antiretroviral drugs do not prevent infection but can make it difficult.

Symptoms

As a syndrome, the symptoms can be very variable and generalized, so, a general study becomes necessary because it can be identified through other diseases, sudden weight loss, general fatigue, persistent fever, cough, sweating, swollen glands, etc.

Diagnosis

Analysis of a blood sample within 30 days after exposure to the virus.

Treatment

It is well known that there is still no cure for AIDS, but there are antiretroviral treatments with more than 30 drugs approved by regulatory entities.

Disease

Candidiasis

Other names

Candida, Moniliasis, yeast infection, fungal infection.

What it is

Excessive proliferation of bacteria “Candida albicans”, which usually occurs mostly in the vagina, although it can also appear in the glans and foreskin of men.

Candidiasis

Causes of infection

The infection of candidiasis is more associated to an internal imbalance of the patient rather than a contagion through a sexual relationship, but it is true that some men may present hours or days later with symptoms such as itching, rashes, or irritation in the glans or foreskin most especially.

Symptoms

Itching, redness, swelling, pain, burning sensation, whitish flow with the presence of lumps. Discomfort during sexual intercourse

Diagnosis

Normally based on a cytological culture in women and visual examination in men.

Treatment

Antifungals (Miconazole, Clotrimazole, Tioconazole, Butoconazole), diets low in sugars to avoid glycemic peaks, and specific habits to combat the environment that is conducive to the colonization of Candida.

Disease

Granuloma inguinale

Other names

Donovanosis, Genital ulcer, Klebsiella granulomatis.

What it is

Ulcerative infection that causes lesions on the skin of the genital and anal areas. Rarely appears in the mouth, although it is possible.

Causes of infection

This disease is acquired through sexual intercourse with penetration (vaginal or anal), and is less likely to be contacted through touch with hands or oral sex. Men usually present symptoms more frequently (so the male homosexual group is at greater risk).

Symptoms

During the first week, the patient may have been infected without knowing since the first symptom (small pimple or bump, accompanied by surrounding redness) appears between 7 and 10 days after contact. This initial stage tends to develop and become more noticeable during the next two or three months or until treatment is started. When the infection progresses, fleshy (raised) and painless nodules appear that can bleed with the rubbing of pants or lingerie increasing in thickness and colonizing more surrounding tissue. If the disease is not treated in time, ulcerated areas appear on the genitals and the anus, reaching the legs and the upper part of the pubic bone.

Diagnosis

It is not an excessively common disease in our country since it has more prevalence in tropical areas. It can be confused with the Chancroid infection (see above) in its early stages. Visual examination by a specialist is usually sufficient to indicate an antibiotic treatment, before a laboratory tissue biopsy may be required if it does not control its spread.

Treatment

Antibiotics (tetracycline, erythromycin, streptomycin or ampicillin) for at least a month, to control the spread and re-dosing if necessary.

Dr. Natalio Cruz

Author

Dr. Natalio Cruz


El Dr. Cruz, con 25 años de experiencia médica, ha sido hasta 2016 Jefe de la Unidad de Andrología en el Servicio de Urología del Hospital Virgen del Rocío de Sevilla, Coordinador Nacional de Andrología de la Asociación Española de Urología (AEU) y Secretario General de la ESSM, cargos que ha delgado para centrarse de lleno en el ilusionante proyecto de ofrecer una consulta médica privada de alto nivel en Sevilla.

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