Gardasil HPV Vaccine

on Thursday, 08 December 2011. Posted in Blog

Why South Downs Private Health Care are ahead of the game.


Southdowns Private Health Care in Hampshire and Sussex are pleased to hear about the Government's plan to switch its Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination from "Cervarix" to Gardasil" from September 2012. Doctors at Southdowns Private Health Care, who have clinics in Emsworth, Chichester, Portsmouth, Havant and Fareham have been using Gardasil since 2009.

The leading oral health charity British Dental Health Foundation believes that the novel vaccine will deliver increased health benefits and prevent genital warts as Gardasil protects against both genital warts and cervical cancer.

In 2010, 75,000 individuals were diagnosed with genital warts in the UK alone, according to the Health Protection Agency.

Already, the vaccination program helps save the lives of approximately 400 individuals with cervical cancer each year.

In recent years HPV has been increasingly associated to the increase in mouth cancer cases and neck, genital warts, anal and penile cancers.

Even though HPV is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections (STIs), awareness of HPV is considerably lower than other common STIs.

In the UK in 2010, a total of 482,696 new STI cases were reported. It is believed that at least 50% of sexually active adults will get HPV at some point in their lives......


Warning over HIV home testing kits

on Tuesday, 15 November 2011. Posted in Blog

Illegal home testing kits for HIV are giving people incorrect results, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has warned.

It said there were issues with other home STI test kits for sexually transmitted diseases which were legal but might also be inaccurate.

The body is investigating a UK website which is selling the tests.

The Health Protection Agency has written to some of those affected to say the tests are unreliable.

Sales records gathered during the investigation showed that about 500 tests for sexually transmitted diseases - such as HIV, chlamydia and syphilis - had been sold.

At Southdowns Sexual Health Clinics we only offer safe, reliable HIV and full STI testing, across Hampshire and Sussex. The test are taken by our qualified GP's using fully accredited, London hospital’s based laboratories.

It's not worth the risk. Call us today for an accredited HIV test done in complete confidence 01243 388 712

Chlamydia Symptoms

on Friday, 14 October 2011. Posted in Blog

What are the symptoms for Chlamydia?

The problem with Chlamydia is that often there are no symptoms and you can have it without even realising.

Chlamydia can make you infertile so it is really important to be checked regularly for the infection.

Our Chlamydia test is a simple urine test with on the day results.

Call 01243 388 712 and protect your fertility today.

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