ZACK MEDICAL CENTER
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)
Phone: +971 4 3884 111 Toll Free: 800-STD (783) Mobile: 050 3821 800 email@example.com
(Please call us between 9 am and 6 pm on working days.)
HIV Testing: Convenient & Confidential HIV Early Detection Tests
Sexual Health Checkup after risky exposure, even when no symptoms. Premarital / Annual Sexual Health Tests.
Same day result (for samples collected before 12 noon; excluding culture and PCR tests)
* We do not treat HIV. HIV treatment is currently not available in private clinics in UAE. Hepatitis treatment involves hepatology referral.
We do not offer consultation on phone or online. Please visit the clinic.
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.
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The information in the medical news section is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Treatments described may not be available in all countries. We do not sell the listed medicines. Drugs may have side effects not mentioned here.
Invisible sexuality: Sexual health programs are leaving our a significant proportion of the population –Older Adults
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
Gonorrhea rates are increasing about 10 to 20% each year over the last three years in Australia and elsewhere. The Communicable Diseases Network Australia: 2 Aug 13
Consistent and correct use of condoms reduces the estimated odds of three common sexually transmitted infections (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trichomonas vaginalis) by almost 60%. Crosby RA, Sexually Transmitted Infections 2012;88:484
Errors occur in 15 % of all events that involved condom use. Errors are: (1) not using a new condom, (2) allowing condoms to contact sharp objects, (3) not using condoms from start to finish of sex, (4) condoms drying out, (5) erection loss during condom use, (6) breakage, (7) slippage during sex, and (8) slippage after sex. Crosby R, Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2012, Advance online
Why do condoms break? Predictors of condom breakage included being paid sex, the condom being too small for the penis, too big for the penis and rough sex. Sexually Transmitted Infections Apr 2012; 88:163
HIV-positive women with bacterial vaginosis are three times more likely to pass HIV on to male sexual partners. C Cohen, PLoS Medicine June 26, 2012
Condom use decreased HIV-1 infectivity by 78%. Journal of Infectious Diseases February 1, 2012; 205 (3)
Herpes simples 2 positivity in an HIV-1 uninfected person is associated with two fold increased risk of acquiring HIV-1. Journal of Infectious Diseases February 1, 2012; 205 (3)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection doubles the risk of HIV acquisition for women: Meta-analysis. Houlihan CF (2012) AIDS 26: online edition
Benefits of Cervical HPV Detection: Compared with cytology alone, performing human papillomavirus DNA testing plus cytology led to fewer high-grade cervical lesions 5 years later. The lower rates of cancer at 5 years reflected more-frequent detection and subsequent treatment of cervical abnormalities in this group at baseline screening. POBASCAM trial, Lancet Oncology 2012 Jan; 13:78
Patients infected with oral HPV type 16 have a fourteen times greater risk of developing HPV related head and neck cancer. Head and Neck Cancer Symposium; January 26, 2012 Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, USA
Estimated sexual transmission rate of HPV is 20% during a 6-month period. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2011 Dec 1; 204:1723
Incidence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in young adults per 100 person-years: 9 for HSV-1 and 6.2 for HSV-2. Sexually Transmitted Diseases December 2012; 39 (12)
Patients with herpes simplex virus type 2 shed virus in genital secretions with associated risk of transmission of infection. Asymptomatic patients shed virus on 10% of days. Rates of viral shedding are twice as high among who are symptomatic. The number of virus copies shed is similar in both groups. Journal of the American Medical Association April 2011; 305(14):144
Cervical cancer risk was 75 times higher in women with persistent carcinogenic HPV infections than in those who were HPV-negative. Persistent infection was defined as two positive tests 2 years apart. Journal of National Cancer Institute 2011 Sep 21;103(18):1387
Human papillomavirus, especially HPV 16 is a common cause of oro-pharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. The increased incidence of oro-pharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma may be due to a new, primarily sexually transmitted HPV epidemic. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2010 Nov
HIV-1 viral load in the blood of an HIV-infected partner is the single most important factor influencing risk of sexual transmission to an uninfected partner. Journal of Infectious Diseases February 1, 2012 205 (3)
There were 2.7 million new HIV infections in 2010. This was 15% less than in 2001, and 21% below the number of new infections at the peak of the epidemic in 1997.UNAIDS World AIDS Day Report 2011
Chlamydia infection is responsible for 70 % of tubal factor infertility. Chlamydia trachomatis heat shock protein 60 (HSP60) is believed to induce T-cell responses that contribute to the tubal damage. Fertility and Sterility September 2011; 96 (3): 715
Gonorrhea infection of the pharynx and rectum is usually asymptomatic, but these areas can be reservoirs of infection that can be transmitted during oral or anal sex. The bacterial loads were significantly higher in rectal infections, compared with pharyngeal. The International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research 19th meeting; July 10, 2011; Québec City, Canada