The Sexually Transmitted Diseases Unit at the Institut de Dermatologia Garcés, led by Dr. Alba Català, is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of all the infections and diseases which are contracted and transmitted through sexual activity.
These diseases are caused by bacteria or viruses and, in some cases, by fungi. To minimize the risk of contracting any of these diseases, it is important to maintain adequate intimate hygiene and to use protective mechanisms during sexual relations. It is also important to bear in mind that one of the main causes of the transmission of these diseases is the fact that a person is unaware that they are infected, as in many cases there are no symptoms and they are difficult to detect.
The Unit practices a multidisciplinary approach and collaborates with specialists in Urology, Proctology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine and other related branches of medicine.
Although most sexually transmitted diseases are easy to cure if they are detected in time, they can become dangerous if they go untreated and cause serious health problems. Consequently, the Unit guarantees a rapid response and absolute confidentiality when treating our patients.
Human Papilloma Virus
This is a disease caused by a virus which is transmitted through sexual relations.
A bacterial infection transmitted through sexual contact.
An infection caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium, which is transmitted through sexual relations.
A viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus, which is transmitted through sexual relations.
A bacterial infection caused by the microorganism Chlamydia trachomatis, which is transmitted through sexual relations.
An infection caused by a bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis subtype L1-L3, which is transmitted through sexual relations.