The main STIs that are screened for include Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphillis, Genital Herpes, Genital Warts and Trichomonas. We also screen for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
We offer a range of treatments from antibiotics to cryotherapy. Please note that some STIs require more complex treatments and may necessitate a hospital outpatient referral.
A short course of antibiotics can usually clear Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea or Syphillis. Depending on which infection is detected, antibiotics can be given by tablet (oral dose) or injection (intra-muscular.)
Cryotherapy is a treatment using very cold liquid nitrogen to"freeze off" skin lesions such as genital warts.
The extremely low temperature destroys the abnormal cells, allowing normal cells to grow in their place. This forms a scab and falls off naturally 12-14 days later.
Cryotherapy is well tolerated by patients and treatment lasts less than a minute. Some lesions may require a course of several treatments over a number of weeks.