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Discreet and confidential Sexual Health treatment

No one should feel as though they can’t discuss their sexual health. That’s why VIDA Clinics create a supportive environment where guests can talk to an expert in complete confidentiality. Whether you are seeking advice on contraception, experiencing unwanted symptoms or would like to enquire about options for STI tests, our sexual health clinic in Liverpool is here for your needs. We also have clinics in Chester and the Wirral. Our qualified medical professionals are happy to discuss these issues and help you live a healthier and happier life. Related services we offer include Gynaecology, Blood Testing, and a comprehensive Healthcheck. You could also be referred to a private GP or other specialist. 

 

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What is meant by sexual health? 

Sexual health doesn't just mean taking steps to avoid contracting an STI or spreading it others. There are many topics that might be covered by sexual health treatments, all of which can be used to protect your long term health. These areas may include contraception, family planning, intimacy, relationships, and more. By focusing on your sexual health with the help of VIDA Clinics, you’ll be taking an important step towards a more fulfilling life. Healthy sexual practises give you the power to take control of your body, make informed decisions around sex & relationships, and be more respectful of other people’s issues. 

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Practising safe sex 

For both men and women, making sure you are having safe sex is essential to protect from Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Nowadays, there are many forms of contraception that can serve as a sexual health solution. This includes condoms, contraceptive pills, diaphragms, and IUDs. An expert at a VIDA private sexual health clinic will be happy to provide advice on which of these options are best suited to you, or if you have questions about a particular option. 

It's quick and simple to book a consultation with one of our friendly clinicians by either clicking below or calling us on the number provided. 

 

Have you experienced these symptoms?

Pain during urination

Itching or burning, accompanied by a rash around the genitals

Blisters, sores, spots, or lumps surrounding the genitalia

Unexpected vaginal bleeding

Warts around the genitals

Unusual discharge from the penis or vagina

Sexually Transmitted Disease and Symptoms

Contracting an STD is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, many people who are sexually active might have a sexually transmitted disease without knowing. Even in these cases, you can still pass it on to any sexual partners or even people you live with. As a result, it’s vital that those who are sexually active get checked regularly. Although a private healthcheck will reveal key information about your general health, booking a consultation with a sexual health specialist or doing an STI test will reveal whether you have an STI or STD. Avoid waiting lists by visiting our Liverpool private sexual health clinics even if you feel completely fine. 

Sexual Transmitted Diseases
Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common STI's in the UK. We recommend sexual active men and woman under the age of 25 take a Chlamydia test once a year or and when you have sex with new or casual partners. 

Symptoms of Chlamydia include pain during urination, abnormal discharge, bleeding after sex or between periods and abdominal pain and in men, pain and swelling of testicles.

It is important to remember that Chlamydia is often asymptomatic, meaning you may not notice any obvious signs you are infected, so regular testing will help to detect the disease even when you can't.

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea is a bacterial disease contracted from unprotected sex. It is very common with many experiencing no symptoms at all. Those who do experience symptoms may have thick green or yellow discharge from the vagina or penis, pain when urinating and, in women, bleeding between periods.

Gonorrhoea is particularly dangerous for pregnant women as the disease can be passed to the child and if it is not treated promptly, can cause permanent blindness.

Herpes

Genital herpes is characterised by symptoms of small blisters that burst to leave red, open sores. You may experience tingling, burning or itching around your genitals and pain when you urinate. In women there may be a change in vaginal discharge, swollen glands, feeling of pressure in the area below the stomach, to name only a few.

Unfortunately there is no cure for Herpes, but VIDA Clinics can assist with treatments that help to lessen the impact of the symptoms.

Syphilis

Syphilis is a serious bacterial infection and while some experience no symptoms others may find they have small, painless sores or ulcers, a rash that occurs on hands or feet, white patches in the mouth and more general feelings of illness such as headaches or fever.

Syphilis is particularly dangerous for pregnant women who can pass the bacterial infection to their unborn child causing serious birth defects, miscarriage or death, don't hesitate to put your mind at ease and book a simple and easy check up today.

HIV / AIDS

HIV / AIDS is a very serious STI which has no cure. 

Human immunodeficiency virus, otherwise known as HIV, is a virus that damages the cells in your immune system. When this happens it weakens your ability to fight off everyday infections or diseases.

In time, HIV may develop in to AIDS, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome. This is the term used to describe a number of potentially life-threatening infections and illnesses that happen when your immune system has been severely damaged by the HIV virus.

While you cannot catch AIDS, you can contract HIV from unprotected sex, often experiencing only mild, general flu-like symptoms, don't hesitate to get tested today to ensure your sexual health.

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What happens during an STI test?


It's normal to feel embarrassed but VIDA Clinics, are not here to judge you, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Our staff will ask you questions about you sexual history and discuss any symptoms you are experiencing. It may be necessary to collect a urine or blood sample and swab any affected area. 

No waiting around for results, here at VIDA Clinics we give you results quickly, often the same day.   

Any Questions?

Simply book a consultation at one of our locations below and we can can address any concerns you may have, to help advise you on the best course of treatment for your individual needs, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions
What are sexually transmitted diseases?

These are diseases or infections that are either intentionally or unintentionally spread through sexual intercourse. They could also be contracted by bed sheets or clothing. For instance, pubic lice often lay eggs which can remain on surfaces for long periods of time. Common STIs are Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Genital Herpes, Trichomoniasis, Scabies, Pubic Lice, and Syphilis.

How do I know if I have a STI or STD?

For most sexually transmitted diseases and infections, there won’t be a clear indication that you have it for a number of weeks. However, in time you might develop symptoms that are indicative of an STI or STD. These symptoms will be dependent on the type of infection, so it’s always recommended that you speak to a medical professional if you are ever unsure. It’s also recommended that you get tested for STIs after each new sexual partner or instance of unprotected sex.  

What are the risks of poor sexual health?

The most immediate risk associated with poor sexual health practices are the contraction of STIs and STDs. However, there are other issues that people can develop in relation to sexual health. Examples include: 

  • Unwanted pregnancy or abortion. 
  • Sexual dysfunction. 
  • Unsafe sexual practices. 
  • Sexual violence and abuse. 
What happens at a sexual health clinic?

When you come for a sexual health check, a clinician will first ask you some questions about your sex life and recent sexual activities. They may then conduct a physical examination to identify signs of an infection and decide what tests you might need. You will then be given a testing kit with instructions for use. The clinic will be able to analyse the results and inform you of the findings quickly. 

Our Locations
VIDA Woodside

1 Pacific Road

Wirral

Merseyside

CH41 1LJ

info@vidaclinics.co.uk

Woodsidevida 57
VIDA South Road

18 South Road

Waterloo

Liverpool

L22 5PQ

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VIDA Birchwood
Venturi Cardiology

720 Birchwood Boulevard

Birchwood

WA3 7QY

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VIDA Chester
Total Fitness

53 Liverpool Rd

Chester

CH2 1AQ

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