Even if you have no symptoms it is very “responsible” to have an up to date screen, at any age, as a lot of STIs are carried without symptoms. These are very routine tests that we carry out daily. For example we always try to encourage patients in this regard when they are having a smear test. Any unprotected sexual contact should be followed up with an STI screen.
- Discrete & confidential service
- Results available promptly
- Bloods test for HIV/Hep B/Hep C/Syphilis
- Swabs for Chlamydia / Gonorrhoea
- Diagnosis and treatment for genital warts and Herpes
Alternatively urine tests can also be carried out but patients must not pass urine for 2 hours before visit.
Please phone for an appointment. If you wish, you do not have to tell the secretary you want a STI check up (however it would be helpful to allow for extra time) Tests can be carried out at any time of the day or Saturday morning.
Chlamydia is a very common sexually transmitted infection. Up to 70% of infected women may carry it and have no symptoms. It is very simply treated with a special short course of antibiotics. The most important thing is to have the test to diagnose it.
Gonorrhea is less common but may be symptom free in women.
HIV- this is now very manageable and with modern medication patients do very well.