There are also ailments that are not STIs.
Bacterial vaginosis is a condition in which the acidity of the vagina is disturbed. The bacterium Gardnerella vaginalis gains the upper hand. If you have bacterial vaginosis, you are at a higher risk for an STI. Causes of bacterial vaginosis are:
Itching and redness of your labia.
Candida is a yeast that everyone has. When the balance in the vagina gets disturbed, you get excessive growth of candida. Then you have a fungal infection.
We only test for bacterial vaginosis and candida when you have the symptoms. Do you have symptoms? Then make an appointment for an STI consultation at P&G Zevenhuizen.
Bacterial vaginosis is easy to treat with antibiotics. A candida infection can be treated well with a vaginal cream and vaginal tablets. These two products are available without a prescription. Note: these products can affect a condom up to 3 days after use. So it is better not to work for a while. You also give your vagina the rest it needs to heal properly. Is the fungal infection persistent? Consult a doctor.