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STI check directly with your HIV check-up?

The blood test that you get in connection with your HIV will nearly always show if you have contracted hepatitis. That is because that text determines your liver values each time and those are usually (slightly) higher if you have had hepatitis for half a year or less. At a number of hospitals, the regular blood tests given to people with HIV will also check for syphilis. But the blood tests for your HIV do not check for signs of other STIs, such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea. A complete STI check-up will also include a physical examination. Some HIV treatment centres are also STI policlinics where you can also get a complete STI check-up when you go in for your blood test in connection with your HIV.

Sometimes there is an STI policlinic in the HIV treatment centre that is open for everyone, and sometimes it will only be for people with HIV who are in treatment there. You can ask your HIV nurse or HIV doctor about the situation at your HIV treatment centre. If you cannot get a complete STI check-up at your HIV treatment centre, you can go to one of the STI policlinics of the GGD for that. You can find an overview of those STI policlinics (written in Dutch) on www.soaaids.nl (Click on ‘zoek’ and fill in: ‘adressen voor testen’).

 

 

 

 

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