Sexual Health

Sexual health is an important part of general health and should be taken just as seriously. Sexual diseases are more common than people realize, and should be treated quickly. At Apomeds, you can discreetly take care of your sexual health. We have treatments for chlamydia, genital herpes and genital warts in our range. Our e-prescription and online pharmacy service connects you to experienced UK doctors and mail order pharmacies who will deliver the medicine, discreetly and safely.

Chlamydia Treatment

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually- transmitted diseases worldwide, mainly caused by the bacterium Chlamydia Trachomatis. Around 10% of the world's population is infected with Chlamydia. Both women and men can be affected by Chlamydia infection and can be transmitters of these bacteria.

Chlamydia Treatment

Genital Herpes Treatment

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that causes herpes. About 16% of people between the ages of 14 and 49 suffer from type 2 - genital herpes. In most cases, sexual intercourse is involved. This STD is treated with antiviral drugs such as Acyclovir or Valtrex.

Genital Herpes Treatment

Genital Warts Treatment

Genital warts are benign tissue growths that occur on the external genitals, anus, vagina and rectum. They are triggered by a virus. Millions of people in the UK suffer from this sexually transmitted disease.

Genital Warts Treatment

HIV home test

The HIV home test kit is a great way to know your HIV status anytime and everywhere. The test is easy to handle and requires just a drop of blood. The test is when done correctly very accurate and you can get results in 15 minutes. This is a single use test that can be done in private and confidentially. Protect yourself and others by knowing your status.

HIV home test

Sexual transmitted diseases (STDs)

In Western Europe, around 17 million people are infected every year with a sexually transmitted disease. Despite this large number, STDs are a taboo subject for many people and those who have them are very reluctant to talk about it. Therefore, these diseases are often treated too late, as people only dare to go to the doctor when they are in great distress. Fortunately, now you can skip the embarrassment! At Apomeds, you can have a virtual consultation with UK-certified and experienced doctors, who will give you an online prescription after you complete a medical questionnaire. You will then receive the drug in discreet packaging, within 24-48 hours, directly to your home.


Chlamydia

Among the most common sexually transmitted diseases worldwide is the chlamydia infection, which is caused by the bacterium chlamydia trachomatis. Around 10% of the world's population is or has been infected with chlamydia. Besides, both women and men can be affected by this infection, while also being the transmitters of these bacteria. However, the risk of infection is greater in young girls and women, as the cervix can easily become infected. According to a study, around 300,000 women are diagnosed each year with this infection.


The consequences of chlamydia infection

Chlamydia bacteria, also called chlamydia trachomatis, multiply in human body cells and form chlamydia subgroups such as chlamydia pneumonia and chlamydia psittaci. Chlamydia pneumonia, for example, can cause inflammation of the pulmonary system and paranasal sinuses. Chlamydia psittaci, on the other hand, causes severe pneumonia. In men, uncured chlamydia infection may result in inflammation of the testes and infertility. If a woman leaves chlamydia infection untreated, the inflammation of the uterine lining, fallopian tubes and ovaries may cause scarring and obstruction of the fallopian tubes, posing a high risk of ectopic pregnancies as well as infertility. It is estimated that around 100,000 women in the U.K. have become infertile due to this infection.


The symptoms of Chlamydia infection

The first symptoms manifest themselves one-three weeks after infection. It generally starts with itching, a purulent discharge, pain, and burning in the genital area while urinating. However, there could also be no symptoms at all and then the infection is not recognized or treated. In men, the prostate, urethra, and epididymis often become inflamed. A strong urge to urinate, as well as urethral pulling pains, are common symptoms. In women, purulent inflammation of the uterine lining, fallopian tubes and ovaries may be the result. These symptoms are usually associated with fever, diarrhea and severe abdominal pain.

For the treatment of chlamydia, Apomeds offers the following prescription medications:

The eponymous drug Azithromycin is an azalide antibiotic from the group of macrolides, which prevents sensitive bacteria from growing. The highly effective drug combats the bacteria in a short time and cures the condition quickly.

Doxycycline is an antibiotic from the class of tetracyclines and has a broad spectrum of activity for controlling harmful germs and bacteria. In particular, the chlamydia bacteria are effectively combatted and the relevant person is quickly symptom-free.


Genital Herpes

The causes of the herpes simplex virus (HSV) are genital herpes viruses of type 1 and type 2. In 20% - 30% of the cases, the cause of a genital herpes virus is type 1. Virus type 1 also causes the known cold sore or herpes labialis. Currently, about 90% of the world's population is affected by this virus. The virus is transmitted through direct skin contact, coughing or sneezing. In addition, around 10%-20% of humans worldwide suffer from type 2 virus, which is transmitted through close mucosal contact like sexual intercourse.


The symptoms of genital herpes

Genital herpes develops on the vagina or the penis. In most cases, genital herpes takes its course, without complications. It starts with redness and tingling in the genital area. Shortly after, genital herpes forms blisters, which are filled with liquid. The blisters heal within 10 - 20 days, depending on each individual.


Possible complications of genital herpes

Once herpes has broken out, it can be transmitted to other areas through contact. For instance, eye infections can occur and cause visual impairment or even blindness. If it spreads to larger areas of the skin, the so-called eczema herpeticatum can happen. In addition, the inflammation in the body can spread and cause meningitis, lung and in rare cases, liver inflammation.


Available genital herpes treatments at Apomeds

Apomeds has two highly effective drugs in its range:

Valtrex is a so-called antiviral medicine that is used for the treatment of various sexually transmitted diseases, including genital warts. The drug can only be purchased through a prescription.

Aciclovir is an active ingredient in the antivirals group, which is used worldwide to treat infectious diseases caused by certain viruses of the herpes virus family. The application should be quick, to prevent the spread of genital herpes.


Genital warts

Genital warts are benign tissue growths that occur on the external genitals – anus, vagina, and rectum. Millions of people suffer from this sexually transmitted disease. Genital warts are only pinned size and can grow into cauliflower-like growths if left untreated for a long time. Triggered by human papillomavirus (HPV), they are transmitted through sexual contact with infected individuals. In rare cases, they can also develop in the mouth and throat. As a result, cervical cancer in women can be triggered by the HPV virus. In people with weakened immune systems (due to HIV or taking immune-suppressants), colon cancer can develop.


Symptoms of genital warts

Genital warts are not painful and do not cause itching. However, you may experience a foul-smelling secretion and slight bleeding from warts


Treatment for genital warts at Apomeds

We have the following prescription medications available for the treatment of genital warts:


Conclusion

The sooner sexually transmitted diseases are treated the better it is for your overall health and the sexual health of others. As soon as you discover any symptoms or suspect any of these genital diseases, go to a doctor immediately or consult one of our licensed doctors online.


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