Screening for STDs - STIs & HIV
To address these needs, Crea-MeD has established a rapid screening service to test for the most common STIs, including: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis B and HIV. For women, we take a culture of vaginal secretions in order to detect and treat vaginitis, trichomonas infections and bacterial vaginosis.
Blood samples and vaginal specimens are made by a nurse. For men, chlamydia and gonorrhea screening is conducted by polymerase chain reaction and requires a urine sample. The results of serological tests for HIV, syphilis and hepatitis are usually available within 2 business days. The screening results for chlamydia and gonorrhea usually require about 5 working days.
In the absence of symptoms, you will only need to meet the nurse for testing. In the presence of symptoms or if your tests come back positive, a doctor’s appointment will be necessary.