STD Health Service Report

Commercial Aspects of the Diagnostic Testing of STDs

A new industry analysis and forecast report on the global market for diagnostic testing of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has estimated that by the year 2020, the diagnostic testing market for STDs will reach $167.4 billion. According to this STD market report, this increase in growth can be mainly attributed to the increase growth in HPV and HIV testing. The diagnostic testing of STDs is very important due to the fact that undetected and untreated STDs can lead to a world of problems for men and women who are infected with them, infertility being one of the main results of undetected and untreated STDs. In addition, undetected and untreated STDs also increase the risk of transmission. Certain STDs such as Chlamydia have a very high transmission rate and are easily transferred from an infected partner to another, thus increasing the economic burden on the healthcare departments. 

Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases



Genital Herpes is a very common sexually transmitted disease which spreads very quickly. The viruses responsible for genital herpes are the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) and the herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2). Once a person carrying these viruses’ has unprotected sex with another person, the disease can transfer. 

It is also very common among those who have multiple sex partners. Sometimes it may even transfer from a person who is infected but shows no symptoms of the disease. The virus after entering the body can remain in a dormant or an active phase. When the virus remains dormant, the symptoms preside but once the virus gets in the active phase, the symptoms become visible. The prime symptoms include red rashes around your genital or even inside on the wall of the vagina for females. 

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This is another sexually transmitted disease which is caused by the bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. The tricky thing about this disease is that it normally has no symptoms and simply passes on and on from one person to the other once they establish sexual contact. Usually the symptoms are unidentifiable but if they do appear, they usually appear around three to four weeks after being infected. Some common symptoms for females include bleeding between periods, pain when having intercourse and itching around vagina. Symptoms for males include painful urination, swollen testicles and itching or burning on the tip of the penis.

 It is always advisable to obtain trusted medical information, support and advice for more Chlamydia information.


Also known as drip or clap, Gonorrhoea is another common STD. It is also caused by bacteria which can grow up and breed in the warm, moist areas of the vagina. It can also grow and spread in mouth and anus. The disease is completely curable after its detection. A person suffering from this disease will usually show the following symptoms – pelvic pain, yellow discharge from vagina, swollen vulva, burning throat and itchy eyes.

For more Gonorrhoea information, you can refer to the sexual health clinic FPA.

Get Yourself Tested for STDs

If you think that you are suffering from any potential sexually transmitted disease then you must get the required tests done in order to diagnose it. Although testing for sexually transmitted diseases are conducted with full privacy of the patient, people are still hesitant when it comes to visiting their physician. In order to provide a helping hand to those who are a bit shy but would still love to get themselves tested for STDs, The GUM Clinic provides possibilities for home sampling tests. On the GUM clinic website, you will come across complete information about each and every STD including its causes, symptoms and also the treatment. The GUM Clinic sells home sampling tests online at very reasonable prices.

 How to Get Started

To get started, you will first of all need to determine which STD you are infected with. This can be done by matching your symptoms with the symptoms listed on our website for some of the most common STDs. Once you have a general idea on the STD that you might be infected with, you can order the home sampling test. This is offcourse after you have registered and created an account. Once you have received the test and mailed the sample back for testing, the next step is to await your results. These will be posted under your account. You can then log in and view the results. If the diagnostic is positive, you can seek treatment and further advice and counselling from The GUM clinic.

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