Do you have concerns about your sexual health? You’re not alone. In a perfect world, every intimate interaction would be a source of pleasure, not anxiety. At Medecindefamille.ca, we are attentive to your concerns.
We have therefore implemented an STI (sexually transmitted infection) and STD (sexually transmitted disease) screening service designed to ease your fears and protect your well-being.
Consult your online family doctor, offering you fast and secure access to a team of healthcare professionals. They are all graduates of Quebec universities and hold active licenses to practice from the Collège des Medecins du Québec.
Rest assured: your health is our priority.
The advantage of making an appointment quickly in our STI Clinic
When it comes to sexual health, acting promptly can make all the difference. At Medecindefamille.ca, we provide a fast, simple, and accessible STI testing service. By opting for this screening method, you not only eliminate waiting time at the medical clinic, but also the potential embarrassment associated with such consultations. Consult our online telemedicine service in five minutes!
By opting for Medecindefamille.ca:
At Medecindefamille.ca, easily make an online appointment right from your home for an STI screening. We provide you with a space for open and confidential dialogue with our healthcare professionals. Screening is essential to detect STIs, even in the absence of symptoms.
At Medecindefamille.ca, our professionals will guide you in choosing the best treatment in the event of an STI diagnosis.
With Medecindefamille.ca, the protection of your privacy and respect for your autonomy are at the heart of our precautions. We fundamentally believe in the importance of offering you a safe and confidential space where you can express yourself freely and obtain the care you need, no matter your sexual orientation or gender identity.
Our STI screening service makes your life easier! Because we know how valuable your time is, we make every effort to offer you efficient and flexible consultations tailored to the rhythm of your life. If you want to take a proactive step for your sexual health, don’t hesitate to contact us.
At Medecindefamille.ca, your health is our priority. We’re here for you, at every step of your journey. Take care of yourself, with us.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to get the results of a screening test?
The results of screening tests vary according to the type of STI and the method used, but generally, they are available in a few days. You and the healthcare professional will agree on when and how to receive your results.
Are screening tests painful?
Most screening tests are not painful. STI screening tests can be done using:
- urine sample
- vaginal cells
- urethral swabs
- anus swabs
- throat swabs
- blood sample
Can I be tested for several STIs at the same time?
Yes, the healthcare professional recommends the appropriate tests for the person’s situation. It is therefore possible that they will not recommend testing for all STIs, but several can be screened at the same time if necessary.
Are there methods to prevent STIs?
Yes, using a condom during all sexual activities, vaccination against certain STIs such as HPV, and regular screening are effective means of prevention.
Are your screening tests as reliable as those from other clinics?
Yes, our screening samples are sent to a renowned Quebec laboratory, which will analyze the results as quickly as possible to answer your questions. Moreover, we can provide a lab requisition that you can use in any laboratory center or screening clinic you want.
Can I speak with a doctor about sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?
At Medecindefamille.ca, dialogue with our healthcare professionals is essential. During your virtual appointment, you will have the opportunity to mention your concerns, symptoms, and risk factors. Our secure platform promotes a relationship of trust and ensures personalized support for your needs.
What is a sexually transmitted infection?
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a wide range of diseases, such as chlamydia or HIV, which can be spread through sexual contact, and more specifically during sexual intercourse. Symptoms vary greatly; some individuals may even show no signs of genital infection. This is why STI screening is fundamental, even if you feel healthy.
How are sexually transmitted infections diagnosed?
The diagnosis is based on STI screening tests made by professional health care providers. This may involve:
- a sample
- a blood test
- urine tests
- a questionnaire about your sexual habits
Our online consultations guide you in carrying out this process from your home, in an environment where you feel as comfortable as possible.
What are the causes of sexually transmitted infections?
STIs are caused by various types of infectious agents, such as bacteria, viruses, or parasites. They are mainly transmitted during sexual intercourse, but some can also be transmitted by blood or from mother to child during childbirth. If you present any signs or symptoms of infection, visit a sexual health clinic.
When should I see a doctor about sexually transmitted infections?
If you are facing such a situation, see a doctor as soon as the following symptoms appear:
- skin rashes
- vaginal infections
- genital warts
As mentioned previously, some STIs are asymptomatic, which is why having regular screening done with our STI screening services is essential, especially if you have had a new sexual partner or new sexual habits.
How do I treat a sexually transmitted infection?
The treatment options depend on the type of STI. Some curable STDs, such as chlamydia or gonorrhea, can be cured with antibiotics. Others, such as HIV, cannot be cured, but their progression can be controlled with appropriate treatment.
What should I do if I suspect a partner of having an STI?
If you suspect that your sexual partner might have an STI, it’s important to communicate openly and consider both of you getting tested. Our healthcare professionals can guide you through this process.
Can people with a chronic infection still receive treatment for STIs?
Yes, people with a chronic infection, such as hepatitis C virus infection, can still receive treatment for STIs. Such infections require specialized care and follow-ups by a specialist in Infectious Disease that is usually consulted in a hospital.
How do healthcare providers manage nongenital infections related to STIs?
Health care providers manage nongenital infections by offering targeted treatments and advising on prevention methods against extragenital infections. It’s important to discuss all your symptoms during the consultation.
Is it necessary to visit a sexual health clinic for a risk for infection evaluation?
Visiting a sexual health clinic can be beneficial if you believe there’s a risk for infection. They can provide comprehensive STI or STD testing and advice on sexual health. You can also get in touch with professionals through an online clinic such as Medecindefamille.ca.
Are treatment options different for life-threatening infections compared to common STIs?
Treatment options for life-threatening infections might be more intensive compared to common STIs. It’s crucial to seek medical advice as soon as possible for proper treatment. If you believe that you might have a life-threatening infection, please go to the nearest emergency department.
How do I discuss sexual contact and STI prevention with my health insurance provider?
When discussing sexual contact and STI prevention with your health insurance provider, inquire about coverage for preventive measures like vaccinations and regular testing.
How can anonymous partners be approached regarding STI testing and disclosure?
Discussing STI testing with anonymous partners can be challenging, but it’s essential for mutual safety. Anonymity can be maintained while ensuring responsible health practices.
Are there specific guidelines for STI screening during a prenatal visit?
Yes, there are specific Canadian guidelines for STI screening to ensure the health of both the mother and the baby during a prenatal visit. It’s important to adhere to these guidelines for a safe pregnancy. However we do not provide any prenatal visit or follow-ups, consequently, prenatal testing should be discussed with the physician who will follow your pregnancy if possible.
What are the most common STIs?
The most common STIs are gonococcal infections (Gonorrhea), chlamydial infections (Chlamydia) and herpes infections (HSV-1 and HSV-2 Cold Sores). The first two are both curable by quickly contacting a healthcare specialist, the third one can be controlled with a rapid medication treatment. If you end up with a positive test, our doctors will be able to provide you the required treatment.