Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or venereal diseases are infections caused by organisms that can be transmitted from one person to another through sexual activity. Since many sexually transmitted diseases have few or no symptoms, it is possible for one person to become infected and infect others without their knowledge. For this reason, laboratory testing of these infections is very important for early diagnosis and early treatment.
Sexually transmitted diseases include infections caused by the following microorganisms: Chlamydia, Gonococcus, Treponema (Syphilis), Trichomonads, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Genital Herpes (HSV II), Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Diagnostiki Athinon's Sexual Transmitted Diseases Viral Blood Profiles (CheckUp A14) includes the serological test for the Hepatitis B and C viruses and the HIV virus. Screening for sexually transmitted diseases is recommended for all sexually active adolescents and young adults as well as older adults who may be at risk.