ZACK MEDICAL CENTER
 
STD Clinic Dubai
 
 Discreetly helping those in distress, since 2006
 
   305, Emgate Building, Sheikh Zayed Road south, Dubai
Same Building as ‘Deals on Wheels’ Car Showroom
Opposite Business Bay Metro Station

(Dubai to Jebel Ali Direction), Between Interchange 1 & 2, Exit 49 on Sheik Zayed Road (Immediately after Al Safa Salik Gate)

Nearby Landmarks: Bank of Baroda, Villa Rotana Hotel, Safestway Supermarket. 

GPS coordinates: N 25° 11.577’ E 55° 15.629’

(150 meters away from Exit 2 of Business Bay Metro Station on Red Line)

Ph: +971 4 3884 111        Ph: 800 STD (783)             Emergency: 050 3821 800     email@std.co
Please call us between 9 am and 6 pm  on working days.
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STD Tests & Treatment* (Herpes, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Hepatitis, Genital Wart)

HIV Test by fourth Generation ELISA. HIV Early Detection Tests by PCR.

Specialty Clinic, Never crowded. Nonjudgmental staff. Assured privacy.
Prior appointment not necessary. Results by phone or email.
Same day results* for sample collected before12 noon.

Private clinic: Serving Expats and Tourists, as well.  

Sexual Health Checkup: Convenient & Confidential

* We do not treat HIV and do not provide post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV. HIV treatment is currently not available in private clinics in UAE.  Hepatitis treatment involves hepatology referral.

 *Same day result is not applicable for culture & polymerase chain reaction tests. 
We do not offer consultation on phone or online. Please visit the clinic.
 

Preparation for STD tests

Fasting is NOT required. Urine test is a part of STD screen. Please come to the clinic without voiding urine for at least 1 hour.

Initial stream of urine (beginning part of urination) is important for STD tests.


STD tests are best done before starting antibiotics. If you are on antibiotic, inform the doctor.


Discuss the nature of sex with the doctor. Some STDs are tested regionally. For example, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea tested in genitalia will not reveal these infections in throat or rectum.

 Relevant sites should be tested independently based on the nature of the exposure.


 STD Notes
 The informations here is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. We do not sell the listed medicines. Drugs may have side effects not mentioned here.
 


Compared with Pap smear HPV testing provides 70% greater protection against cervical cancer in women. Ronco G et al, The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 3 November 2013 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62218-7

Young women who are vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) not only protect themselves from cervical cancer, but from throat cancer as well. Increasing number of throat cancers are caused by HPV infection. HPV vaccinated women had 90 percent less prevalence of HPV infection in the throat.  Herrero R. PLoS One, online July 2013
 
It is estimated that 450 million people worldwide are newly infected with STIs each year. Monash Institute of Medical Research, Australia March 2013
 
Syphilis is reemerging as a public health problem worldwide, after a declining trend during the 1990s. Lago EG et al. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. February 2013; 40 (2):85
Gonorrhea is asymptomatic in at least 50% of women. Therefore, the infection may remain undetected with the risk of severe complications.  Ndowa F, Sex Transm Infect 2012;88:317-318
 
World Health Organization estimates that more than 498 million new cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydial infection and trichomoniasis occur globally. WHO Global Prevalence and Incidence of Selected Curable Sexually Transmitted Infections—2008: Overview and Estimates. Geneva, 2012
 
National vaccination program against human papillomavirus (HPV) is very effective in decreasing the incidence of genital warts. The incidence of genital warts decreased substantially to virtual elimination among women with high HPV vaccine coverage. Study in Denmark where HPV vaccine coverage is 80% in young girls. Baandrup L et al. Sex Transm Dis. 2013 Feb;40(2):130
 
Ideally, HPV vaccine should be administered before potential exposure to HPV through sexual activity; however, persons who are sexually active should still be vaccinated consistent with age-based recommendations. HPV vaccine can be administered to persons with a history of genital warts, abnormal Pap test results, or positive HPV DNA test results. Adult Immunization Schedule: 2012, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Annals of Internal Medicine, 17 Jan 2012, 156 (2)
 
Oral HPV infection is more common among men than women, explaining why men are more prone than women to develop an HPV related head and neck cancer. It is unknown why the infection is more common in men.  Head and Neck Cancer Symposium; January 26, 2012 Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, USA

In patients on suppressive treatment for herpes simplex 2 infection, 80 % viral shedding episodes occur without obvious symptoms. The Lancet, Online Publication, 5 January 2012
 
STDs are often asymptomatic — without any signs or symptoms. Even when symptoms are absent, the infection may be transmitted to the sex partners. STD screening identifies a potential infection. Mayo Clinic
 
Sexually transmitted diseases are spread not only by sexual contact with infected persons. One can also get this from skin to skin contact especially in area where there are cuts, sores. Oral and anal sex are also transmits STDs.
 
Trichomonas vaginalis is the most prevalent curable sexually transmitted infection globally. World Health Organization 2011
 
Trichomonas vaginalis infection is asymptomatic in nearly 80 % of men and women. Sena AC, et al Clin Infect Dis 2007;44:13.  Van Der Pol B et al  J Clin Microbiol 2006;44:366–73.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that only 38 percent of sexually active young women were screened for chlamydia.

 

CDC recommends annual testing for sexually active women aged 25 and under, as well as retesting three months after treatment.

 
Human papilloma virus (HPV) can cause: Genital warts, Cervical cancer, Vulvar cancer, Vaginal cancer, Penile cancer, Anal cancer, Oropharynx cancer (back of throat, tonsils and base of tongue), Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (Growth of warts in the throat which may block the airway, leading to troubled breathing and hoarse voice)
 
At least 50% of sexually active people will have genital HPV (human papilloma virus) at some time in their lives. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Persistent infection with Human Papilloma virus (HPV) is the principal cause of cervical cancer in women. HPV is implicated in 99 percent of cervical cancers.

Of the more than 118 different types of HPV, 14 types are currently considered high-risk for the development of cervical cancer and its precursor lesions.

High risk HPV genotypes are: 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66 and 68

The Pap test Vs. HPV test: Pap test checks women’s cervix for abnormal cells that could turn into cervical cancer. The HPV Test Checks cervix for the human papillomavirus (HPV) that can cause abnormal cells and cervical cancer.  A combination of a Pap test and an HPV test is more sensitive.
Women aged 21 to 65 years should undergo Pap smears every three years. Women who are between 30 and 65 can lengthen the screening interval to 5 years, if they receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) test along with Pap smears. United States Preventive Services Task Force revised guideline. Annals of Internal Medicine Online; March 14, 2012
Male circumcision offers partial protection against HIV, HPV, herpes, urinary tract infections and cancer of penis. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, February 2012; 39 (2) (advance online)