Celebrating Pride Month at Medi Linx Laboratory Quezon City

Jun 20, 2024 | Press Release

Pride Month

As we enter June, we celebrate Pride Month, which is dedicated to recognizing the LGBTQ+ community, advocating for equal rights, and promoting awareness of issues that affect this vibrant and diverse population. Here at Medi Linx Laboratory, we recognize the importance of this month not only for its historical significance but also as an opportunity to promote health and wellness, particularly regarding HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). 

As a laboratory facility located in Quezon City, which has a city ordinance that protects members of the LGBT community against discrimination, we extend as much recognition to its members as possible, thus celebrating Pride Month.


Importance of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness and Testing

STDs affect people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, which are a severe public health concern. However, certain groups within the LGBTQ+ community are at higher risk. For example, men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by STDs such as: 

  • HIV
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis

This increased risk underscores the need for targeted health education and accessible testing services.


Taking Action This Pride Month

Pride Month is not only a time for celebration but also a time for action. Here’s how you can contribute to promoting health and wellness within the LGBTQ+ community:

  1. Practice Safe Sex: First and foremost, we advocate practicing safe sex to prevent contracting STDs. As they say, prevention is always better than cure, so use condoms during sexual intercourse.
  2. Get Tested: Regular STD testing is crucial. Knowing your status helps you take control of your health and prevent the spread of infections.
  3. Educate Yourself and Others: Learn about STDs, their symptoms, and prevention methods. Share this knowledge with friends and family to foster a more informed and supportive community.
  4. Advocate for Equal Health Care: Support policies and initiatives that ensure equal healthcare access for all, regardless of gender identity or sexual preference.


Why Should You Choose Medi Linx for Your STD Testing?

At Medi Linx Laboratory Inc., we are committed to promoting the well-being and health of the LGBTQ+ community. Our comprehensive STD testing services are designed to be confidential, accurate, and accessible. Here’s how we are making a difference:

  • Counseling: Our team provides resources and support to help individuals understand their health, the importance of regular testing, how to reduce their risk of STDs, and treatment plans. 


Tips for STD Prevention

Preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), is possible in some informed ways. Here’s how you can prevent contracting STD:

  • Usage of Condoms: As mentioned, practicing safe sex is the first step in preventing STDs, and that is by using condoms.
  • Get Vaccinated: Vaccines for STDs, such as the human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis B, are available. So, this is a must if you’re sexually active.
  • Mutual Monogamy: Lessening the chance of transmission can be achieved by engaging in mutually monogamous relationships with partners who have been tested and confirmed to be STD-free.
  • Regular Testing: This allows for earlier discovery and treatment, lowering the risk of issues worsening and being passed on to others.



What is STD?

Sexually transmitted diseases are commonly called STDs. These diseases are spread from person to person by sexual contact, including oral, anal, and vaginal sex.


How to know if you have STD?

STD symptoms vary based on the specific infection. Still, a few typical symptoms are as follows:

Unusual Discharge

  • Pain or burning sensation when urinating
  • Blisters, lumps, or sores in the genital area
  • Itching or irritation
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Flu-like symptoms


How much is STD testing in Philippines?

The comprehensive STD LabCheq here at MediLinx is ₱1,205. Nonetheless, this package includes a thorough test for CBC, HIV, RPR, HBsAg, and Urine.


Get STD Tested this Pride Month at Medi Linx Laboratory Quezon City! 

Pride Month is a celebration of diversity, resilience, and progress. At Medi Linx Laboratory Inc., we are proud to stand with the LGBTQ+ community and commit to promoting health and wellness through education, testing, and compassionate care. Together, we can make a difference and create a healthier, more inclusive future for everyone. Practice safe sex, and when in doubt, you can come to us to know your status. Happy pride, everyone!

Medi Linx Laboratory Inc. is your partner in growth and quality. We offer over 400 laboratory tests, including STD LabCheQ and other specialized tests. Get your test with us today! Book our STD LabCheQ through our Virtual Lab or call us at 0939-9227341. You may sign up on our website. Then, after signing up, you can log in and check out our procedures and packages


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