STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) are now known as STBBIs (sexually transmitted or blood-borne infections). We are reputed STD clinic in Montreal, offering a screening service of the most common diseases such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, hepatitis B, HPV and HIV. These tests are necessary to detect every disease and treat them as soon as possible.
Most of time, for men, a simple urine sample is sufficient to screen for gonorrhea and chlamydia. For women, a vaginal swab is required and we can also treat and detect various vaginitis and bacterial infections. Complemented by a blood test, you will get results in just a few days.
If you have had unprotected sexual relations or want to be reassured, then approaching our STD Clinic in Montreal can be the right solution for you. Our doctors are here to answer your questions and reassure you about your state of health and the treatments and tests available.
Make an appointment with our medical team for a consultation by visiting our STD Clinic in Montreal, or by contacting us via phone or email!
STDs / STIs in a few words:
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are serious diseases caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, very often without apparent symptoms, except sometimes abnormal flows. If left untreated, they can lead to woman infertility, and men’s inflammation of the lining of the urethra. If these diseases are transmitted from the pregnant woman to her baby during childbirth, they can cause a serious eye infection in the newborn, or even loss of vision or pneumonia.
Hepatitis is an STD / STI caused by different viruses that attack the liver. The hepatitis virus (B or C) can be transmitted not only during sexual intercourse, but also during activities involving skin piercing such as tattooing, acupuncture or intravenous drug use . The consequences of the contraction of such viruses may vary depending on the severity of the disease, but can lead to liver failure, and in cases of degeneration of the disease, death.
HIV, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a virus that attacks the immune system and weakens it, making the body unable to fight certain diseases, making people more vulnerable to other infections and complications. HIV can be transmitted by any infected body fluid (blood, sperm, vaginal secretions and breast milk) and by blood. The main tests allow detection on average 1 month after exposure to risk. A second control test is therefore often requested in the following weeks to confirm the diagnosis. This disease is incurable but detected on time it is possible to treat HIV quickly and thus give a better chance of living longer and healthier.
Syphilis is an STD caused by the Treponema pallidum bacteria. It can be transmitted through oral or anal intercourse. The first symptoms appear on average one month after the infection and is characterized by a visible ulcer at the site where the bacteria entered. Later in evolution if the disease is not treated, besides the ulcer, skin rashes on the body and flu-like symptoms may occur. Penicillin is usually chosen for the treatment of this condition.
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) actually has several types of viruses. Some of them cause condyloma, others can be the cause of cancer and cancerous lesions of the cervix. Condylomas are warts on the skin or mucous membranes of the genitals or even the throat. Infected people do not always have symptoms. A person can therefore be infected unknowingly and transmit the virus.