· Those looking for safe and private sexual health checkups in Bangkok.
· Those who are at risk at being exposed to STDs.
· Those who want to get a sexual health checkup with fast result turnaround.
· Those who want to know their sexual health status and strategize early treatments or prevention.
What are Sexual Health Checkups?
Sexual Health Checkups at our affiliated clinic consist of STD/STI screening which are confidential to minimize any embarrassment. Samples for testing can be self-taken, and our affiliated doctor is also willing to give an opinion based on description of your symptoms, which means a physical examination is not essential. You also do not need to return to the clinic to get the results. Test results are emailed to you, with advice.
Besides that, a Pap Smear Test is also available. The test is a painless screening that involves collecting cells from a woman’s cervix to detect any potential cancerous abnormalities.
Rapid HIV Test
This test uses a simple finger prick to get a drop of your blood sample. You will be able to receive the result in just 15 mins. This rapid HIV test is able to detect 95% of infections 28 days after exposure. And after 3 months of exposure, HIV tests are 100% accurate.
STI Multiplex PCR Test
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is a state-of-the-art technology used to detect different or multiple pathogenic organisms in the same sample. In this test, you will be provided with a definitive positive or negative result for the listed common STIs.
The following 11 STIs are tested from a simple urine collection, genital, throat or anal swab:
The test is most accurate 2 weeks after potential exposure.
Pap Smear Test
Pap Smear is a test that involves collecting cells from a woman’s cervix to detect any abnormal cervical changes that may become cancerous. It is a highly effective tool for cervical cancer screening and prevention.
It is generally recommended to get this test from the age of 21 and to repeat it every 2 to 3 years. After the age of 30, a Pap Smear test is recommended to be done with an HPV test every 5 years. If you had a previous abnormal pap smear test result, it would be best that you do a more regular Pap Smear as recommended by the doctor.
Advantages and Limitations of Sexual Health Checkups
· Quick procedure
· Safe screening
· Private and confidential testing procedure
· Fast turnaround time (in 1 to 7 days)
· Regular checkups are recommended especially if you are at high risk
Q1: How often should I take an HIV test?
A1: CDC recommends everyone aged 13 to 64 to get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care.
Q2: How do I know I have been infected with HIV?
A2: Some symptoms include swollen lymph nodes in your neck or groin, fever for more than 10 days, weight loss for no obvious reasons and more. It's important to get yourself checked if you suspect you have been infected.
Q3: When will I get the results?
A3: HIV tests results are available on the same day. For other tests, you will receive the results within a week.
Q4: Will it be painful?
A4: You may experience a bit of discomfort while the test is being done, but this will only last for a short while and the overall procedure is generally painless.
Q5: I have gotten the HPV vaccine. Do I still need a Pap Smear test?
A5: Yes, cancer specialists recommend women to still get Pap Smear test even after being vaccinated.