Why choose our
Private Sexual Health Clinic in London?
- Same day appointments for your convenience.
- Private consultations from our team of experts.
- Open on evenings as well as weekends.
- Results are reviewed by our doctors.
- Follow up treatment at our clinic.
We provide the following
STI tests at our Walk in STI Clinic in London
We perform different tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). These tests depend on if you have any symptoms or not.
STIs testing for women
Testing for STIs in women without symptoms
Women are given a swab to test for gonorrhea and chlamydia. You need to insert a small cotton bud into the entrance of your vagina and rotate the swab a few times against the walls of the vagina. We also perform a blood test for syphilis and HIV and occasionally hepatitis B or hepatitis C.
Testing for STIs in women with symptoms
- We perform complete genital examination with a speculum and require various swabs from the cervix and the vagina. Sometimes, we may examine your womb by conducting a vaginal examination.
- We perform the necessary tests for non-STIs such as thrush, bacterial vaginosis (BV) and different STIs such as chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea and trichomonas.
- If you have had anal sex, we will examine your rectum and take swabs for sexually transmitted infections.
- You may be asked for a urine sample.
- We will take a blood sample for syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B and C.
- We may take a throat swab based on your condition.
STIs testing for men
Testing for STIs in men without symptoms
Men need to provide a urine sample that will be sent to the laboratory to test for gonorrhea and chlamydia. We will also perform blood tests for HIV, hepatitis B or C and syphilis.
Testing for STIs in men with symptoms
- We will conduct genital examination of the testicles, penis and genital skin that requires taking a swab from the tip of penis.
- If you have received anal sex, we may examine your rectum and take swabs for STIs.
- We will ask for a urine sample to test for gonorrhea and chlamydia.
- We may take the blood sample for syphilis and HIV, hepatitis B and C in some cases.
- We may ask you to take a throat swab depending on your situation.
Frequently Asked Questions about STIs
An STI is an infection that can be passed from one person to other by means of sexual contact. An infection occurs when a bacteria, parasite or virus grows and enters your body.
Some STIs can be treated while others cannot be treated. There are proper medications available to manage the symptoms of those STIs that cannot be cured.
Almost 20 million people in the United Kingdom get an STI each year. These infections mainly affect men and women of all backgrounds and economic levels. However, half of the new infections occur among young people who are in the age group of 15 to 24 years
Women often have serious health problems from STIs when compared to men:
If chlamydia and gonorrhea are not treated on time, then this increases the chances of developing severe pelvic pain and ectopic pregnancy that can be life-threatening. Chlamydia and gonorrhea may even lead to infertility.
If pregnant women do not treat syphilis on time, then this can be the reason for death of infants.
Women have higher risk than men of getting an STI at the time of unprotected vaginal sex. Unprotected anal sex puts women at greater risk for getting an STI than unprotected vaginal sex.
STI can lead to various health problems for women. Certain types of untreated STIs may cause:
- Problems for getting pregnant or permanent infertility
- Problems during pregnancy and health problems for unborn baby
- Organ damage
- Infection in other parts of the body
- Certain kinds of cancer such as cervical cancer
Some kinds of STIs make it easy for you to get HIV if you come in close contact with it.
Many STIs have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. When women face any of these symptoms, they may be mistaken for something else like yeast infection or urinary tract infection. You need to get tested for proper treatment of the infection.
Ask your doctor or nurse if you need to get tested for STIs. They can tell what tests you may need to perform and how they are done. The testing for STIs is also known as STI screening.
Getting tested and treated for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is confidential. Most infections can be treated. You may visit your nearest private gum clinic in London that specialises in treating sexual health problems and perform necessary tests and treatment for many STIs. You can also fix an appointment to visit our clinic without the need for fixing an appointment.
There is a very thin line difference between the two and that difference is completely technical. An STI (sexually transmitted infection) is an infection and when the infection develops into a disease in its matured stages, it is called an STD or sexually transmitted disease.
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