Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the UK, accounting for almost half of all STI diagnoses in 2014 according to Public Health England figures. It is usually associated with people under 25, making age a risk factor, however it can be caught by anyone. It can be treated and will cause no problems if caught early. However, if left untreated it can have an effect on your health.
Chlamydia is an infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, which is usually spread through sexual contact. This is a bacterium which infects cells in the cervix,urethra, rectum and sometimes the eyes or throat.
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection brought about by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It is the second most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK.
Gonorrhea is easily treated. In any case, if left untreated in women, gonorrhea can spread to other reproductive organs (the womb and the fallopian tubes), causing long-term pain, blocked tubes, infertility and ectopic pregnancy (this is when a pregnancy develops in the fallopian tube rather than in the womb). If untreated in men, gonorrhea can cause a painful infection in the testicles and prostate gland.
Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterium that effects both men and women. It is passed through sexual contact. We offer the test for Mycoplasma genitalium in a number of our TESTD screens, this is to ensure that a number of different STIs are tested along with it.
Ureaplasma is a bacterium which is passed through sexual contact.
Gardnerella is a bacteria which is passed through sexual contact. Women with Gardnerella will have a change in PH of their vagina with it being more alkaline than normal.
Hepres Simplex 1 & 2 (Urine and PCR lesion swab)
Genital herpes is brought about by the herpes simplex infection (HSV). There are two types, HSV 1 and 2. Both types can infect the genital and anal area (genital herpes), the mouth and nose and fingers and hand (whitlows).
Trichomonas is a very small organism called a protozoan. It is very similar to a bacteria. It can infect the vagina and urethra in a woman and occasionally in men. It is passed through sexual contact.