Guest Post By DTAP Clinic
1.) HIV Testing and HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
HIV is at the forefront of most people and rightly so, although not for the reason you may think. Most associate HIV with a death sentence, which is not true nowadays. The reason HIV should be tested is that the earlier it is picked up the better the long term outcomes. If an HIV positive person sticks to the treatment regime they can have 40-50 years of good quality life and that is very important.
While no cure exists for HIV if you had an exposure that you believe to be a risk and it occurred less than 72 hours ago you can consider HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) medication.
HIV Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP)
Post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, is another name for emergency HIV treatment. PEP is not a cure for HIV, it is a form of HIV prevention. It is a short course of antiretroviral drugs that stops exposure to HIV from becoming a life-long infection.
Patients need to undergo emergency treatment within 72 hours of afters HIV exposure.
What HIV PEP drugs do we use?
We use a variety of different Anti-Retro Viral medications in various combinations based on a patient’s specific circumstances.
We do not believe in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.
Although different medicines are used, they all have to be taken for 1 month.
We use PEP Medicines with fewer side effects and better HIV prevention. This is in accordance with International Standards.
2.) STD Screening
STD Screening Packages:
|Standard Screening (Blood test)STD/STI: HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Herpes Simplex Virus Type I and II.||$214.00|
|Male Urethritis Screening (Urine test)STD/STI: Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea PCR, Monilia, Trichomonas, NSU, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, Urine Culture, Candida.||$321.00|
|Male Semen ScreeningSTD/STI: Syphilis, Hepatitis B/C, Herpes Simplex Virus Type I and II Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea PCR, Monilia, Trichomonas, NSU, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, Urine Culture, Candida.||$370.00|
3.) STD Testing
Blood tests for:
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- Syphilis – Treponemal (TP Ab, TPHA), Non-Treponemal (VDRL, RPR)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type 1 and 2 (Swab tests also available if potential symptoms are present)
Swab / Urine tests for:
- Chlamydia – Throat Chlamydia, Rectal Chlamydia, Eye Chlamydia
- Non-gonoccoccal urethritis (NGU)
- Bacterial Vaginosis
DNA swab tests for:
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – Genitals, Peri-Anal
Results for STD tests will usually take between 3 – 5 working days.
All STD/STI tests are strictly private and confidential. We will not disclose your identity or reveal your results to anyone without your explicit permission.
Standard testing for men will include a urine test and a blood test looking for STDs such as gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis. Many more are included and if you would like more information on signs and symptoms of the most common STDs.
Other tests are available as well, such as swab tests which can be used to identify STDs such as gonorrhoea and chlaymdia from the back of the throat as wellas around the anal region.
Treatment for STDs is based upon which diseases are present.
4.) STD Treatment:
|HIV PEP, PrEP||Tablets|
|Gonorrhoea (Urethral, Throat, Anal, Rectal)||Recommended Injection and Tablets|
|Chlamydia (Urethral, Vaginal, Cervix, Testis, Throat, Anal, Rectal, Eye)||Tablets either Single-dose or 2 weeks course|
|Syphilis (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)||Recommended Injections. Tablets if allergic to injection or failed treatment with injections.|
|NSU (Non-Specific Urethritis)||Tablets|
|Herpes Simplex Virus (Treatment, Suppression)||Tablets and/or Cream|
|Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)||Tablets|
|Candidiasis||Tablets or Creams. The option of vaginal tablet inserts for women.|
|HPV Warts (Genital, Peri-Anal)||Genital Warts Treatment:|
Cream, Freezing, Surgery or Laser. Vaccinations are also useful.
|Molluscum||Cream, Freezing, Surgery or Laser.|
All STD/STI treatments provided are strictly private and confidential.
All treatments are conducted by fully certified and specially trained doctors.