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We will contact you by phone, SMS or email when they are all ready. You don’t need to be referred to us by your GP or any other healthcare professional. At our Birmingham clinics you can get tested as soon as ten days after exposure with our Early Detection Screen. Click on the Clinic page to find the right service for you. If the clinic is full you may be asked to return later. Older women are more likely than younger women to become infected with Trichomonas. The only way to know for sure if you have an STI is to get tested.

Genital herpes is another common infection which is caused by the same virus that causes cold sores, the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Certain individuals carry a mutation known as CCR5-Δ32 in the CCR5 gene, protecting them against these strains of HIV. It’s important that you determine whether you are infected with HSV-1 or HSV-2. Treatments for STIs depend on the type of infection. 2.3 Any samples provided by you in accordance with the Services shall be submitted to our contracted laboratory in the United Kingdom for the purpose of carrying out the tests forming part of your order. The youth zone has information for young people about sex and relationships. To request a free HIV postal testing kit, you will be asked a number of questions, including some personal questions.

Support for those living with HIV in Cheshire and North Wales is also provided by charity Body Positive – click here for more information. You will then see a doctor or nurse who will explain everything to you and answere any question you have. Most results within 48 hours. You do not have to examined to take the test. At the clinic you will get free, confidential advice and treatment. We test for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and a Full Sexual Health Screen for a range of minor infections is also available. It is also a major cause of cervicitis, urethritis, and endometriosis in women.


The test is done by testing a sample of your urine (pee) (males or females), or using a vaginal self-swab (females only). Find out more. The use of unclean sex toys can also transfer chlamydia. It passed but it was pretty random. At Tettenhall you will be seen by a nurse who will take your samples. We also provide information and advice over the phone during our opening hours. If you are experiencing delays in discussing your situation it may be best to use the self referral service (01463 705667).

Small fee for HIV testing and for standard STD. Our Everywhere services offers you a comprehensive range of STI tests at times which are convenient for you. Guildford Sexual Health (GUM) clinic information and STI/STD testing, chlamydia testing, chlamydia treatment, contraception and impotence treatment are available at Sexual Health Surrey on 01483 573852. We test for two infections but you only have to provide one sample. Our “Full Sexual Health Check” includes sameday tests for HIV together with tests for Syphilis, Urine or swab for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea, Hepatitis B antigen or immunity together with a further swab for other commonly sexually transmitted diseases such as mycoplasma, ureaplasma, staphylococcus, streptococcus and candida. Results are reported confidentially by your chosen method of communication. Many people are often too embarrassed to get a sexual health screen or think they do not need one.

Vaginal, anal and oral sex plus sharing sex toys are risky activities. * Health Protection Agency statistics for 2009, published in November 2010. Some sexually transmitted infections don’t cause any symptoms, so if you’ve had unprotected sex, or the condom has split, you should get tested to be on the safe side. How does it work? If your STI test comes back positive, it is important that you come in for treatment. Even people in long term relationships should get screened if they have not had a previous screen at the start of the relationship. The HIV virus is passed from person to person during unprotected sex.

Please note: all comments about web pages are reviewed by us once a week. Knowing your HIV status is really important. Please be aware that due to the nature of our services, it is not always appropriate for infants/children to be present during your consultation. You may have to wait. Maybe you’re worried about something? Get in touch with Grampian Sexual Health on 0345 337 9900. The Clinic offers sexual health care including sexually transmitted infections (GUM) and contraception (Family planning).

It’s serious because if not treated early it can lead to some very serious health problems. At least one in fourteen sexually active people under the age of 25 will have chlamydia – and you may not even know you have it because most people do not have any symptoms. This means you will be able to get all your sexual health care provided in one place at one time.