IASO: World Sexual Health Day
Coming back from our vacation, we don't forget to get tested for Sexually Transmitted Diseases!
On the occasion of World Sexual Health Day, IASO emphasizes for one more year the importance of protection and prevention for maintaining our sexual health, which constitutes a guarantee of maintaining our fertility.
PCR testing is the most contemporary method of STD detection worldwide, with an incomparably greater diagnostic accuracy than classic, traditional cultures.
IASO offers the following packages for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) testing, at exclusive prices.
- Molecular testing (PCR) for STDs at the preferential price of €35: Testing for Chlamydia, Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma is included
- Full molecular testing (PCR) Plus for STDs at the preferential price of €90: Testing for Chlamydia, Ureaplasma, Mycoplasma, Gonorrhea, Haemophilus influenzae, Herpes (HSV), Syphilis, Trichomonas Vaginalis is included
Moreover, the most up-to-date testing regarding HPV infection is carried out at IASO Hospital. Specifically:
- Molecular testing for HPV infection with detection and typing of viral DNA at the preferential price of €83
- Molecular testing for HPV infection with detection and typing of 18 high-risk types and 18 low-risk types of the virus with the PCR method and hybridization at the preferential price of €85
- Molecular testing of persistent HPV infection with mRNA detection of high-risk HPV oncoproteins at the preferential price of €83
The exams are carried out at IASO Hospital’s -2 floor, Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:00 and Saturday 08:00 – 14:00, without an appointment, and the offer is valid until 31/10/2022.
HPV infection is very common, is transmitted through sexual contact, and it is estimated that 80% of women will come in contact with the virus during their lifetime. Most infections are temporary and do not cause harm.
Detection of an HPV infection is achieved by techniques that detect either only high-risk viral DNA, or both low-risk and high-risk viral DNA.
In case of persistent infection, dysplasia or even cancer may develop. The diagnosis of a persistent - integrated infection is made by using a special technique that detects the mRNA of the E6 and E7 oncoproteins of the HPV virus.
The prevention of cervical carcinogenesis or of the effects of STDs is mainly achieved by vaccination during adolescence. The systematic use of condoms and the full screening with a pap test, an HPV test and examinations for STDs constitute the necessary secondary prevention for the HPV virus, as well as for the other STDs.
For more journalistic information: Nancy Christopoulou, IASO Group Commercial & Marketing Department, tel.: 210 6383917, E-mail: [email protected]