How often do you need to test for chancroid?
All sexually active individuals are at risk of chancroid. If you have had unprotected sexual contact with an infected person, you should be tested. A comprehensive STI screen is recommended once a year or with every change of sexual partner.
Who is at risk of chancroid?
Any sexually active person can get chancroid, irrespective of gender or age. However, chancroid is more commonly seen in men than women, although this does not mean than women are not at risk. In order to reduce your risk of chancroid, practice safe sex by using a condom every time you have sex. However, a condom will only be effective as long as the infected area is covered. If there is an open sore elsewhere, chancroid can be passed on. The risk increases with the number of changes in sexual partner also.
Where can I get a test for chancroid?
Confidante tests for 10 STIs at the same time, including chancroid. Confidante is available to buy securely online here or you can find your nearest stockist to buy in store.
How reliable is the chancroid test?
Chancroid is included as one of the ten STIs that Confidante tests for simultaneously. Confidante is a cutting-edge testing procedure that uses molecular diagnostics that far exceed other STI tests currently available. The test screens for multiple STI pathogens to identify specific viral, protozoan or bacterial pathogens.
How is chancroid treated?
Chancroid can be easily treated with antibiotics. If large nymph nodes develop, these need to be drained. If your results are positive, contact your GP for treatment.
What are the benefits of home testing?
Home testing avoids the inconvenience or embarrassment of attending a GUM or sexual health clinic for STI screening. With Confidante you can easily buy the kit online or at your nearest stockist. When purchasing online, the kit will be delivered to your chosen address in a discreet, plain package. You can take the test at a time and place that suits you in the privacy of your own home with no worries about having to discuss your sexual practices or details with a doctor or nurse.