STDs in Malaysia: Timely Medical Checks is Crucial

An active sex life plays an important role but it also carries risks. Engaging in any sexual activity without protection can result in sexually transmitted infections. The sexual health services our clinic offers in KL provides treatment for these issues as well as counselling and other preventative measures.

At Universal Clinic, we are a team of open-minded and knowledgeable sexual health specialists with many years’ experiences in dealing with sexually transmitted infections and offer a multidisciplinary service to screen, test, and treat patients with sexually transmitted infections (STI) and disease (STD).

In Malaysia, the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) underscores the crucial need for regular STD checks and prompt treatment. An active sex life plays an important role but it also carries risks. Engaging in any sexual activity without protection can result in sexually transmitted infections. The sexual health services our clinic offers in Kuala Lumpur provide treatment for these issues as well as counselling and other preventative measures.

Sexually transmitted infections, often asymptomatic in their early stages, can lead to severe health complications if left untreated. Universal Clinic has always advocated proactive measures by offering comprehensive STD checks in Malaysia. Early detection through regular medical checks enables timely treatment, preventing the progression of STIs and reducing the risk of transmission.

STD Medical Checks and Treatment with Universal Clinic in Malaysia

At Universal Clinic, we are a team of open-minded and knowledgeable sexual health specialists with many years of experience in dealing with sexually transmitted infections and offer a multidisciplinary service to screen, test, and treat patients with sexually transmitted infections (STI) and disease (STD). 

Here, we offer a range of STD screenings such as chlamydia tests tailored to individual needs. Whether for routine Malaysia medical checks or specific concerns, our focus remains on promoting sexual health and well-being.

Don’t delay your sexual health—schedule an STD check in Malaysia at our clinic today. Empower yourself with knowledge and take control of your well-being.

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Chlamydia

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection that can be transmitted through sexual activity.Most do not exhibit any symptoms, but are still at risk of transmitting chlamydia through sex. We recommend testing for chlamydia on a regular basis if you are sexually active. Chlamydia can be present in the back of your throat, on your penis, in your anus or in your vagina. At Universal Clinic we test for chlamydia with a throat swab, anal swab and first-void urine sample. Make an appointment with us if you think you have been exposed to chlamydia.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection that can be transmitted through sexual activity.Most do not exhibit any symptoms, but are still at risk of transmitting chlamydia through sex. We recommend testing for chlamydia on a regular basis if you are sexually active. Chlamydia can be present in the back of your throat, on your penis, in your anus or in your vagina. At Universal Clinic we test for chlamydia with a throat swab, anal swab and first-void urine sample. Make an appointment with us if you think you have been exposed to chlamydia.

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by infection with the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoea. It tends to infect warm, moist areas of the body, including the:
Gonorrhoea passes from person to person through unprotected oral, anal, or vaginal sex. People with numerous sexual partners or those who don’t use a condom are at greatest risk of getting infected.

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by infection with the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoea. It tends to infect warm, moist areas of the body, including the:
Gonorrhoea passes from person to person through unprotected oral, anal, or vaginal sex. People with numerous sexual partners or those who don’t use a condom are at greatest risk of getting infected.

Syphilis

Syphilis

Syphilis is an infection caused by bacteria. It’s usually spread through sex. It’s a type of sexually transmitted infection (STI). The first symptom is usually a painless, red sore on the genitals, rectal area, or mouth. This is called a chancre. Later symptoms include a rash, a fever, swollen lymph nodes and flu like symptoms. Sometimes these symptoms go away on their own. But this doesn’t mean that the infection is gone. If you don’t treat syphilis with antibiotics, the infection can spread in your body. You can also spread it to others. Antibiotics can cure syphilis and prevent more serious problems caused by it. Make an appointment with us to learn more about testing and treatment.

Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection and a common cause of vaginitis. It is caused by a single-celled protozoan parasite. Trichomoniasis is primarily an infection of the urogenital tract; the most common site of the infection is the vagina and the urethra.

SYMPTOMS IN WOMEN
Symptoms may occur within 5 to 28 days after exposure. Typically, only women experience symptoms, including inflammation of the cervix, urethra, and vagina, with burning and itching sensations. Urination and sexual intercourse may be painful. Vaginal discharge is common, appearing green-yellow colour, and producing a foul smell. Lower abdominal pain might develop.

SYMPTOMS IN MEN
In men, the parasite can be dormant for many years without any signs. Some men may temporarily exhibit symptoms such as a mild discharge, irritation inside the penis, and slight burning after urination and ejaculation.

COMPLICATIONS

Trichomoniasis may in increase the risk of HIV transmission.
Trichomoniasis may cause women premature birth, or birth of a low-weight infant.
Trichomoniasis is associated with increased risk of cervical cancer, and potentially prostate cancer.

DIAGNOSIS
Trichomoniasis testing detects the Trichomonas vaginalis parasite in a sample of urine or body fluid taken from a person’s genitals.

TREATMENT
Oral medications clear up the infection in most people.

Genital Warts

Genital Warts

Genital warts are a very common sexually transmitted infection caused by certain strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Genital warts appear in the pubic area, on the vulva (lips of the vagina), vagina, penis, scrotum, anus and perineum (part between the genitals and anus). Often people have the HPV virus without showing any symptoms and don’t develop actual warts. Most infections clear spontaneously. Genital warts are spread by direct skin-to-skin contact during genital sex. It is difficult to avoid infection with HPV virus as condoms do not provide complete protection. Currently, vaccination against HPV virus is available to prevent infection with genital warts, ideally before exposure to the HPV virus. We here at Universal Clinic can remove warts painlessly and effectively. We also do HPV DNA testing and HPV vaccination.

Herpes Simplex Virus

Herpes Simplex Virus

Infection with herpes simplex virus, can be due to either herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) or herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).

HSV-1 is mainly transmitted by oral-to-oral contact to cause infection in or around the mouth (oral herpes).

However, HSV-1 can also be transmitted through oral-genital contact to cause infection in or around the genital area (genital herpes). HSV-2 is almost exclusively transmitted through genital-to-genital contact during sex, causing infection in the genital or anal area (genital herpes).

HSV 1

Mode of transmission:

  • Kissing
  • Sharing objects such as silverware, lip balm, razor, cutlery, plates and cups

Symptoms:

  • Tingling, itching, or burning. Before the blisters appear, the skin may tingle, itch, or burn for a day or so.
  • Blisters/Sores. Most blisters appear on the lips or around the mouth. Sometimes blisters form on the face or on the tongue.
  • Symptoms can last up to 2-3 weeks if left untreated.

HSV 2

Mode of transmission:

  • Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during genital contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. However, receiving oral sex from a person with an oral HSV-1 infection can result in getting a genital HSV-1 infection.

Symptoms:

  • Tingling, itching, or burning. Before the blisters appear, the skin may tingle, itch, or burn for a day or so.
  • Sores typically occur on the penis, vagina, buttocks, or anus. Women can have sores inside the vagina.
  • Symptoms can last up to 2-6 weeks(first outbreak)

Our doctors have extensive experience in treating Herpes infection and can give you all the answers you need.

Hepatitis B & C

Hepatitis B & C

Both Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are infectious viruses that target the liver. It’s common for people to have either infection without knowing they do.

Both are easy to detect with a blood test. Hep B can be prevented with a series of vaccines and Hep C is now easily curable with tablets.

We recommended testing for Hep B or C if you:

  • are a gay or a bisexual man
  • are pregnant
  • ever injected drugs
  • live with someone who has Hepatitis B
  • had a transfusion before 1990
  • have HIV or already have hepatitis
  • are born overseas in higher prevalence areas
  • visited a sex worker
  • have had a needle stick injury (B & C)
  • have liver abnormalities
  • are a sexual partner of someone with Hepatitis C
  • unsterile tattoos or body piercing

 

We know that getting tested and treated for STIs or can be daunting and embarrassing. So we’re here to put you at ease with our open, confidential and non-judgemental service. We are committed to protecting your privacy while ensuring you are tested and treated quickly.

Hepatitis B & C

Hepatitis B & C

Both Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are infectious viruses that target the liver. It’s common for people to have either infection without knowing they do.

Both are easy to detect with a blood test. Hep B can be prevented with a series of vaccines and Hep C is now easily curable with tablets.

We recommended testing for Hep B or C if you:

  • are a gay or a bisexual man
  • are pregnant
  • ever injected drugs
  • live with someone who has Hepatitis B
  • had a transfusion before 1990
  • have HIV or already have hepatitis
  • are born overseas in higher prevalence areas
  • visited a sex worker
  • have had a needle stick injury (B & C)
  • have liver abnormalities
  • are a sexual partner of someone with Hepatitis C
  • unsterile tattoos or body piercing

 

We know that getting tested and treated for STIs or can be daunting and embarrassing. So we’re here to put you at ease with our open, confidential and non-judgemental service. We are committed to protecting your privacy while ensuring you are tested and treated quickly.

HPV

HPV

What is HPV?

HPV, or the Human Papilloma Virus, is one of Australia’s most common viral STIs. There are over 100 strains of the virus and around 40 of them can be sexually transmitted.

Some are particularly high risk for developing cancer, while others are low risk but can be responsible for Genital Warts.

HPV can cause changes to the cells in a woman’s cervix and is the single biggest cause of cervical cancer in women. HPV is also linked to throat, vulval, anal, and other forms of cancer, affecting both men and women.

Transmission

HPV is highly contagious and can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact and the exchange of bodily fluids.

This includes oral, vaginal, or anal intercourse. It is possible, to contract the infection even when your partner is wearing protection, as the genital area can still be exposed and therefore contact your skin.

Symptoms

Most people with HPV will not have any symptoms, so the only way to know if you have HPV is to get tested.

The low-risk HPVs can cause Genital Warts.

Warts are often small red or pink growths which measure a few millimetres across though, in extreme circumstances, they can grow up to 10cm wide.

They can be flat or bumpy, resembling small raspberries or cauliflowers in appearance. Many HPV growths can be hidden or invisible, so regular HPV testing is the best way to keep track of your health.

Though the more high-risk types of HPV can cause cancer, they are not typically visible, so it is extremely important that women receive regular HPV tests and cervical smears. For MSM, regular anal swab testing is also important.

Testing

An HPV test can be done with a swab sample or urine sample. The urine HPV DNA test is the preferred choice now as it can detect HPV with better accuracy. HPV DNA test can also be done to detect HPV in Men.

HPV

HPV

What is HPV?

HPV, or the Human Papilloma Virus, is one of Australia’s most common viral STIs. There are over 100 strains of the virus and around 40 of them can be sexually transmitted.

Some are particularly high risk for developing cancer, while others are low risk but can be responsible for Genital Warts.

HPV can cause changes to the cells in a woman’s cervix and is the single biggest cause of cervical cancer in women. HPV is also linked to throat, vulval, anal, and other forms of cancer, affecting both men and women.

Transmission

HPV is highly contagious and can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact and the exchange of bodily fluids.

This includes oral, vaginal, or anal intercourse. It is possible, to contract the infection even when your partner is wearing protection, as the genital area can still be exposed and therefore contact your skin.

Symptoms

Most people with HPV will not have any symptoms, so the only way to know if you have HPV is to get tested.

The low-risk HPVs can cause Genital Warts.

Warts are often small red or pink growths which measure a few millimetres across though, in extreme circumstances, they can grow up to 10cm wide.

They can be flat or bumpy, resembling small raspberries or cauliflowers in appearance. Many HPV growths can be hidden or invisible, so regular HPV testing is the best way to keep track of your health.

Though the more high-risk types of HPV can cause cancer, they are not typically visible, so it is extremely important that women receive regular HPV tests and cervical smears. For MSM, regular anal swab testing is also important.

Testing

An HPV test can be done with a swab sample or urine sample. The urine HPV DNA test is the preferred choice now as it can detect HPV with better accuracy. HPV DNA test can also be done to detect HPV in Men.

Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an infection of the vagina that develops when the normal balance of vaginal bacteria is disrupted. BV is the most common vaginal infection in women of childbearing age.

Examples of activities that change the normal bacterial balance include douching, taking antibiotics, wearing an intrauterine device (IUD), and having unprotected sexual activity.

BV is more common in sexually active women than in non-sexually active women, but it is not considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

The main symptom of BV is a thin vaginal discharge that appears greyish white and smells of fish, especially after sexual activity.

Other symptoms may include burning when urinating, itching around the outside of the vagina, and irritation. These symptoms may also be caused by another type of infection, so it is important to see a doctor. Many women with BV have no symptoms at all.

BV is often diagnosed based on a pelvic exam and symptoms; however certain tests can help confirm the diagnosis.

BV will sometimes go away without treatment. Your doctor may choose to treat it with antibiotics if your symptoms persist.

Ureaplasma

Ureaplasma

What Is Ureaplasma Urealyticum?

Ureaplasma Urealyticum is a group of bacteria present in the urogenital and reproductive and respiratory tract. They are very tiny and are not even visible through a regular microscope. They are generally harmless but when they increase in numbers, it can result in inflammation of tissues which can lead to infection if not diagnosed in time and treated quickly.

How Does It Spread

Ureaplasma Urealyticum is usually transmitted through sexual contact. The infection is generally seen in sexually active individuals. It can also be passed from the mother to the child. Individuals with a poor immune system are generally affected.

Symptoms:

Most affected individuals don’t experience or exhibit any specific symptoms. The general symptoms are:

  • Painful urination
  • A constant burning sensation
  • Watery discharge from the penis or vagina
  • Bad vaginal odor

Diagnosis:

A specialized urine test can be done to detect Ureaplasma

Treatment:

Treatment for Ureaplasma Urealyticum is done by prescribing a course of oral medication.

Mycoplasma Genitalium

Mycoplasma Genitalium

MG can affect both men and women, and is passed from person to person via their body fluids when they have sex.

That can be via penile-vaginal sex or via penile-anal sex. Transmission via oral sex isn’t thought to be a big factor.

If you’re a man with symptoms, they can vary from mild to moderate and include:

  • mild irritation, an itch, or a burning sensation when urinating
  • a penile discharge, which may be clear or more like pus.

For women, symptoms may include:

  • a vaginal discharge
  • bleeding or pain with sex
  • abdominal pain (which may be a sign of pelvic inflammatory disease)

Once diagnosed, you’ll be treated with a course of oral medication.