Checking for Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Also Known As: Venereal Diseases (VDs), STDs
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) or Venereal Diseases (VDs) are diseases or infections that are mainly spread through sexual intercourse and are caused by bacteria, fungi, protozoa, parasites and viruses. Some STDs can also be transmitted through skin contact (molluscum contagiosum) or contact with infected blood (like in hepatitis).
Some Sexually Transmitted Diseases can cause discomfort and pain. In plenty of cases though, the patient can have no symptoms at all and therefore put both his/her own and his/her partner’s health at risk without even realizing it. The only way to successfully diagnose most sexually transmitted diseases is to carry out planned annual preventive checks.
When a venereal disease is left untreated, it greatly increases the chances of spreading and also may cause organic deficiency, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), infertility and cervical cancer.
What it includes
In the Laboratory of Mrs. Marinidou, we conduct clinical examinations for Sexually Transmitted Diseases that are caused by:
The prejudice surrounding STDs discourages many people from taking examinations, but laboratory tests are the only certain way that we have to diagnose them successfully. These diseases may have similar or completely different symptoms and that is why they cannot de easily detected without proper lab examinations.
Therefore, it is of vital importance for the patients to schedule frequent preventive checks for STDs, even if they present no notable symptoms.
Many patients do not receive the suitable treatment for STDs in time because plenty of them display symptoms that are very difficult to identify or display no symptoms at all, resulting in the diseases to go unnoticed. In most cases, treatment should be administered to both partners of the relationship.
The microbiological center of Mrs. Voula Marinidou, stands out during all of its years of operation for the handling of sensitive private information, as well as the confidentiality and empathy that it displays towards all of its patients.
In the city of Komotini, it constitutes a reference point in the collective consciousness of doctors and patients alike.