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Sexual and Reproductive Health Why Have Tests About This?

Your Sexual and Reproductive Health it is something very serious, and needs to be taken very seriously. If you want to have a baby, you will have to take care of yourself, gay, MSM, Lesbian, Bisexual, it is very important that you know the state of your…

… Sexual and Reproductive Health

Because only then can you realize, live or express your dreams and live happily!

  • Regular sexual health recommendations are recommended for people living with HIV.
  • Screening can identify infections that do not cause symptoms.
  • Treatment is free and confidential.
  • You can choose which clinic to attend.

Because taking care of your sexual health is important to anyone, especially if you live with HIV. Yeah, sand you are sexually active, it is important to have regular sexual health checkups. 

When and why to take sexual and reproductive health tests? 

HIV medicine recommends that people with HIV undergo a sexual health checkup when they are diagnosed with some other STI and annually after these first tests. So rIt is also recommended that men who have sex with other men who are sexually active have a sexual health check at least once a year. 

And once every three months for men considered at high risk of sexually transmitted infections, or because they had sex without a condom with a new partner. 

Also, every three months, if you were previously diagnosed with an infection, as this can outline a behavioral pattern! And because of injecting drug use, the recommendation is to have a checkup every three months.  

But keep in mind that you may also be asked about your sexual activity on routine HIV tests.

In recent years, there has been a large increase in the number of sexually transmitted infections (STD / STI).  Most notably bacterial infections syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia e LGV.

Many of the people diagnosed with these infections are living with HIV. 

Why are Periodic STD / IST Checkups important? 

If you are sexually active, there is a chance of detecting a sexually transmitted infection (STI). 

Having one or experiencing any of these health problems or conditions can increase your risk of HIV transmission if you are having sex without a condom, as it may seem that mom wants, because syphilis doesn't seem like a problem to her, right? !!! 😜😳😜

STD or STI Is Always Serious Thing

Having an STI / STD can cause illness even if you have no obvious symptoms. If left untreated, they can cause long-term health problems. 

How STDs do not always cause symptoms, oftentimes exams and exams are needed to know if you are infected. And these exams have excellent acuity, just like those of HIV!

Sexual health check-ups offer an opportunity to test you for and vaccinate you against hepatitis A and hepatitis C. 

Hepatitis C appears to be more easily transmitted sexually to people living with HIV, and you can also be tested to see if you have HIV, and the sooner you know about HIV, the better your future prognoses. 

Condoms and lubricants are available for free at health posts while mommy leave and want !!!!! 

Sexually Transmitted Infections / Diseases (STIs / STDs) 

Although HIV can be transmitted sexually, the term is most often used to refer to chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, Herpesscabies trichomoniasis vaginalis etc. 

Symptom 

Any subjective change or noticeable in the body or its functions that signal the presence of a disease or condition ... 

Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) 

The hepatitis A virus is transmitted through contaminated food and water and human feces. It can be transmitted during sex, particularly rimming (oral-anal contact). Symptoms usually last less than two months, although they may go up to six months. No treatment required. A hepatitis A vaccine is available. 

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) 

O hepatitis C virus it can be transmitted by sharing needles, syringes and other contaminated equipment for injecting drugs, sharing straws to sniff drugs, needle stick injuries and during childbirth. Know more… 

Syphilis 

Sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria Treponema pallidum. Transmission may occur by direct contact with a syphilis during vaginal, anal or oral sex. Wounds can be found around the penis, vagina or anus, or on the rectum, lips or mouth, but syphilis is usually asymptomatic. It can spread from an infected mother to the unborn baby. 

Generally, HIV clinics have an attached sexual health clinic in the City of Sao Paulo! This certainly does not apply to all of Brazil! 

Some clinics offer sexual health screening to their patients as part of their routine HIV treatment. Otherwise, you can go to any sexual health clinic or genitourinary medicine. They specialize in sexual health and can provide testing and treatment for many STDs. Some GP (family doctor) surgeries will also offer sexual health checkups.  These are reality of the UK. It's good that we know what's out there and what we still have to fight for.

What to expect during these calls 

All tests and treatments offered at health posts are free. 

You can choose which sexual health clinic to go to and see a doctor, but you may have to wait longer to see them. Some health centers operate without consultation. If you go to an emergency clinic, be prepared for a long wait.

If your chosen clinic operates a scheduling system, you may need to wait a few days for the next available appointment. If you have symptoms or think you are at high risk of having a sexual health problem, say so when you make your appointment.

There may be several emergency appointments available, allowing you to be seen earlier. 

When you go to the clinic, you will be asked to provide your name and address. Your data will remain confidential.

First of all, you will usually be seen by a doctor or nurse who will ask you about the type of sex you are having. He will ask if you have any symptoms and then examine you. Try to answer these questions as completely and truthfully as possible. This will ensure that you have the correct tests. Clinic staff should treat you without judgment or prejudice, whatever you tell them. 

If something seems different, if it seems abuse to you, talk to the clinic's responsible !!! If that doesn't work, try to let me know! I may not be able to solve. but I will warn the world about it! 

Procedures that can be done in cases of sexual and reproductive health exams

"You will be asked to return to the clinic for some new collection and this does not represent positive tests, it could be, for example, the loss of material, for example". 

If you do not want to tell the doctor or nurse about your sexual history. You can consult a doctor or nurse if you prefer, but you may have to wait longer to see him.

It is important that you tell about medications you are taking, including treatment for HIV, or if you are allergic to any medications. 

Sexual and reproductive health A little more.

You will be seen by a nurse for any exams the doctor deems necessary. Men can expect at least one cotton bud to be removed from the tip of the penis and women can expect at least one cotton bud from the vagina. 

If you have had anal and / or oral sex, swabs will be removed from your anus and / or throat. 

Blood samples are likely to be taken for syphilis and, if you are gay or injecting drugs, for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. 

If you have genital sores, they can also be rubbed to check to see if you have Herpes. You will be asked to provide a urine sample. 

Some of the test results will be available immediately and you will be able to get any needed treatment at the same time. 

If you have done tests where results take longer, the provider will ask how you prefer to receive the results.

 Don't Panic If You Have to Get Sexual and Reproductive Health Checkups Again

Therefore, you may be called to the clinic for many reasons. This way, it's best not to panic for nothing! Clinic staff can provide information about safer sex and how to protect their own and other people's sexual health, but you need to be calm.

Fear not, as they are professionals and they will also ask you to contact sexual partners who may also have an STD, as it is important for them to know it as well. But, sand you have genital wartsYou may receive treatment for home use or may be asked to come regularly for treatment provided by a nurse. 

Dad and mom can't bite for now

So, for now, don't be afraid, all treatments at health centers are provided confidentially and free of charge, here and in the UK, at least as long as Daddy allows it! ”

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