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Introduction

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) is a major public health around the world, especially among women. Some of the common STDs include herpes, syphilis, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), chlamydia, gonorrhoea and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). There are more than 1,000,000 sexually transmitted infections (STIs) acquired every day worldwide. STIs are spread through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal and oral sex. STIs can also be transmitted by non-sexual means e.g. from mother to child during pregnancy and childbirth.
 
In 2016, there were an estimated 376 million new infections (more than 1 million per day) of the four curable STIs – chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomoniasis (Source: WHO Report on global sexually transmitted infection surveillance, 2018) STI prevention and control has widespread public health benefits. Left untreated, some STIs increase the risk of HIV transmission during unprotected sexual contact and lead to complications, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), infertility, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, fetal death and congenital infections.
 
Many STDs have no symptoms. Testing is the only way to know for sure if you have an STI. Specific laboratory diagnosis allows targeted treatment and most appropriate use of antimicrobial drugs.

FemCheck (STI Detection):

FemCheck is able to simultaneously detect STIs of
- Chlamydia trachomatis (CT)
- Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG)
- Trichomonas vaginalis (TV)
- Ureaplasma urealyticum (UU)
- Ureaplasma parvum (UP)
- Mycoplasma hominis (MH)
- Mycoplasma genitalium (MG)

Add-on test:

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV1)

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV2)

Why Test?

Specific laboratory diognosis that allows targeted treatment and the most appropriate use of antimicrobial drugs.

Advantages of FemCheck
  • Simultaneous detection of several microorganisms from 1 sample

  • Higher sensitivity and specificity over culture test

  • Can be performed using non-invasive specimen (urine)

Risk factors for STIs:
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Unprotected sex

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Multiple partners

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Have a history of STIs

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Early onset of sexual activity

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Alcohol or drug abuse

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