All about STIs

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are very common. Whether you have once been infected yourself or know someone who has had an STI: almost everyone has bumped into it at some point. So there’s nothing to be ashamed of! However, STIs can lead to serious complications in the long term. It is therefore important to do a test if you might have one. This is easy with our STI self-tests with lab analysis!

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Types of STIs

There are different types of STIs. STIs can be roughly divided into three categories:

  • Bacterial STIs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, mycoplasma genitalium and syphilis, are caused by a bacterium.
  • Viral STIs, such as HIV, genital warts and herpes, are caused by a virus.
  • Parasitic STIs, such as trichomonas, scabies and pubic lice, are caused by a parasite.

Most STIs can be treated well with medication, such as antibiotics. Below you can read more information about some common STIs.

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Chlamydia

Chlamydia is the most common STI in the Netherlands. This STI is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Usually chlamydia does not cause any symptoms, but if you do get symptoms, these may include:

  • Pain in the lower abdomen or scrotum
  • Pain during sex or when urinating
  • Fluid from the penis, or abnormal discharge from the vagina

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a very common STI. It is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoea. Gonorrhea is also referred to as a drip because of the pus-like discharge it may cause. Other symptoms of gonorrhea include:

  • Burning sensation or irritation when urinating
  • Pain in the lower abdomen (with vaginal gonorrhea)
  • Blood loss while you are not having your period

Mycoplasma genitalium

Mycoplasma genitalium is a type of bacteria that settles in the mucous membranes of the vagina or penis. Mycoplasma genitalium is an STI, as you can get it from unprotected sex with someone who carry the bacteria. The STI does not always cause symptoms, but if you do have symptoms, you may notice the following:

  • Burning sensation or irritation when urinating
  • Irritation of the urethra
  • Discharge from the urethra
  • Blood loss while you are not having your period

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Spoedtest.nl STI Quiz

Our STI Quiz shows whether you are at risk of an STI. The result is not a medical diagnosis or advice and is not a treatment. If you have complaints, always do a test or visit your doctor. The result of this STI Quiz never replaces a doctor's advice.

1 What is your gender?

Do you have a vagina or penis?

Have you had unprotected sex?

By unprotected sex we mean vaginal or anal penetration (with penis, fingers or sex toys), and oral sex, without a condom or dental dam.

Do you have symptoms that are consistent with an STI?

For example: pain when urinating, itching, abnormal discharge, vaginal bleeding (outside your normal period), painful balls or lower abdomen, sores or blisters around the genitals or swollen glands.

Was the unprotected contact more than 14 days ago?

Have you given oral sex without a condom or dental dam or do you have a sore throat?

By a sore throat we mean general soreness, pain when swallowing and swollen glands in the neck.

Have you had (received) anal sex?

Have you been warned about syphilis or HIV by a partner?

Do you have symptoms that are consistent with syphilis or HIV ?

Do you come from an STI endemic area or have you had sex with someone from an STI endemic country?

This includes Turkey, Africa, Latin America (including Suriname and the former Netherlands Antilles), Asia and Eastern Europe. Source: RIVM

Our advice:

You haven't answered enough questions for an advice yet!

You have not had unprotected sex and you have no symptoms, so you probably don't have an STI. Keep in mind that a condom never offers 100% protection. Also, an STI does not always cause symptoms. Do you think you are at risk anyway? Then take a STI test Chlamydia & Gonorrhea Vaginal just to be sure.

You have not had unprotected sex and you have no symptoms, so you probably don't have an STI. Keep in mind that a condom never offers 100% protection. Also, an STI does not always cause symptoms. Do you think you are at risk anyway? Then take a STI test Chlamydia & Gonorrhea Urine (Penis) just to be sure.

You are getting this result because you have indicated that you had unprotected sex and/or because you have symptoms that are consistent with an STI. Note: only take this test when 14 days have passed since the last unprotected contact. Do you experience symptoms earlier? Then do the test right away.

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* You may have been at risk for more STIs than just chlamydia and gonorrhea. We therefore advise you to be tested for syphilis, HIV and hepatitis B through your GP or public health service.

You are getting this result because you have indicated that you had unprotected sex more than 14 days ago and/or because you have symptoms that are consistent with an STI.

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STI self-test

The only way to know whether you have an STI is to do a test. With our test, you can easily do this in the comfort of your own home. After 24 to 36 hours*, you can request your result. Our STI tests are analysed in an ISO accredited laboratory. Therefore, the result is just as reliable as an STI test taken at your GP or the GGD.

*For a test with Mycoplasma genitalium, this is after 36 to 48 hours.

1

Order your test

Choose the test you need. Order on working days before 11 PM to receive it the next day.

2

Take the test

In the manual you can find step-by-step instructions.

3

Send the test

Send the test free of charge to our certified laboratory. Our medical team is ready to analyze your test.

4

Check your result

You can request the results in the online portal after 24 to 36 hours.


Frequently asked questions

A certified laboratory analyses our STI tests. If you follow the instructions in the instruction leaflet carefully and you do not take the test until 14 days after the last sexual contact, the result you get from us is just as reliable as the result you get from your GP or GGD.

Want some more information about the reliability of our tests?

Our STI test has several advantages compared to an STI test at the GP or GGD:

  • It’s anonymous: Nobody but you will know that you have been tested or what the results are, not even your GP (unless you want to).
  • You save time: There is no travel or waiting time. You will receive the results after 24 to 36 hours.*
  • It’s cheap: Our STI tests are cheaper than those of the GP.
  • Privacy and comfort: You can take the test in your familiar environment without compromising the quality or reliability.

*For a test with Mycoplasma genitalium, this is after 36 to 48 hours.

Home tests give immediate results but are often less reliable. The test can miss STIs or give a wrong result. In a study by the Maastricht Infection Center, there was one chlamydia self-test from the drugstore that scored 12% on specificity. That means that 88% of people with a positive result do not have chlamydia at all!

Therefore, it is recommended to do an STI test analysed in a lab. You take our STI tests yourself and send them to the laboratory. This means you have to wait until the results are available, but you can be sure that the results are reliable.

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