Your Sexual Health Matters

Getting tested and treated for an STI is often really straightforward.

There’s really no need to be embarrassed. All our checks are completely confidential and non-judgmental. We will do our very best to make you feel at ease.

Who can access those check

Anybody who’s been sexually active whatever your gender or age and regardless of whether you have specific symptoms or not. Some STIs do not have symptoms so the only way to check is to get tested. 

View our STI Testing Fees. 

What to expect

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One of our team specialists will ask you a couple of questions during your consultation, including:

  • When was the last time you had sex
  • if you have had unprotected sex
  • if you have any symptoms
  • why you might think you have an infection

Depending on the test, you might need to provide the following:

  • a urine sample (pee)
  • a blood sample
  • swabs from the urethra (where the pee comes out of)
  • an examination of your genitals
  • a swab from the vagina (of you’re a women). You can usually do them yourself.

STI

Test(s) required *

Chlamydia

  • Urine sample
  • Self-taken swab for women

Gonorrhoea

  • Urine sample
  • Self-taken swab for women

Syphilis

  • Blood sample

HIV

  • Blood sample

Herpes

  • Genital swab (only if you have sores present)

*Disclaimer: this is a description of what is usually needed but it may be different on the day of your visit.

When to expect the test results to come back

We would usually give you a call back to let you know. Some test results may be faster than others but you can expect this within 2 weeks after your test(s) at the latest.  Your results can also be emailed or texted back to you or posted in an unmarked letter.

If you test positive for an STI, you will be asked to come back to our clinic to talk about your test and the treatment you may need.

If possible, tell your sexual partner and any ex-partners so they can get tested and treated as well.

Condoms to protect against STIs

The best way to protect yourself from getting and passing STIs is to use a condom.  Always buy condoms that have the CE mark or BSI kite mark on the packet. This means they've been tested to high safety standards.

Find out more about condoms and contraception methods

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