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STD and STI Testing

Getting tested for sexually transmitted infections at FirstMed is straightforward and discreet. We offer a wide range of STD and STI tests to give you peace of mind.

 

STD and STI tests in Rome

Sexually transmitted diseases and sexually transmitted infections can make you feel nervous, but with proper attention and care they don't have to become a big problem. If you've been exposed to an STI, it's especially important to get tested in the days following exposure. Even if you have no signs or symptoms of any STDs or STIs, it's important to have an annual screening, as many of these infections are silent. Some symptoms that seem to be STDs may be another type of infection, but the only way to be certain is by getting tested.

Which sexually transmitted infection and disease tests does FirstMed offer?

FirstMed has different tests available to meet your needs. We offer three test packages (blood, swab or a combination of the two) or individual tests as necessary. In addition to blood testing for an active infection, you can also take an antibody test to understand whether you may have had one in the past.​

At FirstMed, you can get:

Blood Tests

  • Chlamydia*

  • Hepatitis A

  • HBsAg (Hepatitis B surface antigen)

  • HBsAb (Hepatitis B surface antigen)

  • Hepatitis C (HCV)

  • HIV Combo

  • Syphilis - TPHA (Treponema pallidum hemagglutination)

€125

Swab Tests*

  • Neisseria gonorrhea

  • Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV -1)

  • Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV -2)

  • Common germs

  • Candida

  • Fungi

  • Ureplasma urealiticum

€146

Combo Package

  • The combination of the two packages*

€250

*Chlamydia rapid test is not included in the package. The cost of the test is €35.

*Chlamydia rapid test is not included in the package. The cost of the test is €35.

When should I get STI tested?

When to get tested for STDs?

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There are many situations in which you may want to consider getting tested. Many people think of taking an STD/STI test:

  • Upon expression of any symptoms

  • After exposure to someone who is infected

  • Following an unprotected sexual encounter

  • If they often change sexual partners

  • At the end/beginning of a new relationship

  • If they become or plan on becoming pregnant

  • As an annual check-up

 

Depending on your situation, you may need to get tested right away, within 72 hours, or after a few days for more reliable results. As the incubation windows of different STIs vary, it’s best to get doctor's advice about when to take your test. In any case, it’s better to err on the side of caution and get tested sooner rather than later. You can always re-test in a few weeks time if necessary.

What are some STD or STI symptoms?

​Many sexually transmitted diseases and infections are silent! This means that you could have one without expressing any symptoms. This is why it's essential to get regularly checked up!

 

If you think you may have an STD/STI, here are some common symptoms that you may be experiencing:

  • Sores, warts or bumps on and/or near your genitals, thighs, or anus

  • Unusual discharge from your vagina or penis

  • Burning during urination and/or frequent urination

  • Itching, pain, irritation and/or swelling in or around your genitals

  • Flu-like symptoms like fever, aches, swelling, and fatigue

  • Local sores, warts or bumps (in your mouth or throat)

How to get tested for STDs at FirstMed

1. Book an appointment!

*Our lab closes at 11 a.m., so be sure to get a morning appointment!

2. Come to the clinic

We are 1 min. away from metro B Policlinico stop.

3. Get tested for STD

Choose the best package or test  for your needs, and ask any questions you might have. Getting tested takes 5-15 mins.

2. Receive the results

 

Results can take  from 4 days up to a week to be ready.

How long does it take to get my results?

The results for the STD tests generally take 4-5 days, but may take longer depending on the sample and type of the test. Same day STD tests are not commonly available in Italy. If you need your test results by a certain time, please be sure to make an appointment with these downtimes in mind.

What about PEP, PrEP, and ARTs?

If you plan to have sex with someone who has HIV, talk to your doctor proactively about how to get PrEP to prevent the risk of getting ill.

 

HIV counseling and antiretroviral treatment is available only through the public health system. If you have HIV, receive a positive diagnosis, or suspect you have been exposed to HIV, it’s important to get regularly retested and to develop a treatment plan. To learn more about HIV treatment in Rome, consult the regional health system.

Why get tested at FirstMed?

We understand that it could be a stressful process, but we want to make sure that that the experience goes smoothly. If you need STD/STI testing in Rome, FirstMed offers you a variety of options to suit your needs.

  • Our medical team and customer care staff are fluent both in English and Italian

  • Results can provided in English or Italian (or both languages, upon request)

  • FirstMed has an on-site laboratory

  • Our clinic is well connected by public transport and near the city center