Early detection can help to successfully treat STIs
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections that can be passed through sexual activity and sometimes during childbirth.
When STIs are treated early, you can prevent many of the negative outcomes of STIs, including infertility in both men and women. Testing and treatment is important for sexually active people and for pregnant women.
There are many different types of STIs. Some of these have symptoms, while others don’t. Some symptoms may take longer to appear. If you have an STI but have no symptoms, you could still pass the STI on to other sexual partners.
HIV is one type of STI. HIV can make it difficult for your body to protect itself from other illnesses. While the virus never completely goes away, a person who has HIV and is on treatment can live a long and healthy life. The earlier HIV is identified and treatment started, the higher the chances of successful treatment are. We provide free and confidential HIV testing at our Family Health Clinic, and referral for follow-up treatment if required.
At the Family Health Clinic in Dili and through outreach teams in the municipalities where we work.
Call the Family Health Clinic on 3322 841 for more information on price.