“Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea?”

Hi there,

I was wondering how common are chlamydia, gonorrhoea infections in India. Are there any urine tests available for testing these? Please suggest private labs in Pune where the tests can be conducted.

 

 

Hello,

Thank you for trusting me with your question.

India has one of the highest chlamydia and gonorrhoea prevalence in the world. www.avert.avert.org/std-statistics.htm has some interesting statistics on prevalence rates around the world.

Both chlamydia and gonorrhoea tests are conducted on samples of bodily fluids collected from the area that is likely to be affected by the bacteria, for example, the cervix, urethra or rectum. Urine tests are also available.

There are numerous centres in Pune which can conduct tests for chlamydia and gonorrhoea, as well as other sexually transmitted infections. At Wake Up Pune our focus is HIV/AIDS. We currently do not have any contacts for STI testing centres and therefore would hesitate to make any specific recommendations. You can easily find a centre local to you through google.com or websites such as justdial.com.

If you have engaged in activities which may have put you at risk of STIs, for example unprotected oral, anal or vaginal sex, you may also be at risk of contracting HIV. It’s important to get tested right away and refrain from sexual activity until you have been given the all clear. For a list of HIV testing centres in Pune please refer to our website: http://www.wakeuppune.org/hiv-testing-centres-in-pune

Always using condoms for oral, anal and vaginal sex helps prevents the transmission of HIV as well as many other STIs.

All the best,

 

Dr Punewali



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