Tests of other sexually transmitted infections
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) or venereal diseases are usually treated quite easily if they are detected at an early stage. Frequently, symptoms are non-existent or unspecific. The most common venereal diseases are chlamydia infections, HPV infections/genital warts, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis. Some of the counselling and testing services include tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea (clap).
In particular, chlamydia will lead to urethritis, inflammation of the genial tract and the rectum. An infection is mostly accompanied only by mild symptoms or none at all. Infections of the genital tract or urethritis may lead to urethral or vaginal discharge for one to three weeks after infection as well as itching and/or burning during urination. Inflammations of the rectum may lead to muco-purulent discharge, pain, itching, diarrhea symptoms or inflammatory rash. Like most venereal diseases, chlamydia is well treatable. Untreated chlamydia, however, may move up within the body and lead to inflammation of the abdomen, prostate, testicles and epididymis as well as infertility.
Gonorrhea, also known as clap, is caused by bacteria called gonococcus. Typical indications are malodorous urethral or vaginal discharge and pain while urinating as well as abdominal pains, but in many cases only mild symptoms may appear or even none at all. Depending on the affected site on the body, gonorrhea may also result in infertility. Gonorrhea can be treated with antibiotics.
Condoms/Femidoms used during vaginal or anal intercourse do reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases but do not provide complete protection.
Testing services for chlamydia or gonorrhea are listed under Search in "other STI".
Further information about the various venereal diseases can be found under aidshilfe.de, liebesleben.de (detailed information in German only) and hiv-sti.nrw.