As a well-respected private clinic specialising in sexual health in London, we can provide the most convenient and fastest STI testing that is always discreet the cost of testing starts at just £49.
Our screening packages include consultation with one of our sexual health specialist nurses or doctors along with an examination and a test for STI. The package will also include a telephone consultation after testing with a doctor or a nurse who will discuss the results with you and offer any medication that you might need to take.
When you are having unprotected sex it is always a good idea to have regular testing regardless of whether you have symptoms. Some infections do not have symptoms until a much later stage and getting an early test at our clinic will allow any disease to be detected early to prevent it becoming a more serious threat to your health or to the health of your partner.
We offer we offer sexual health screening for:
|Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea||£91|
|Hepatitis C Antibodies||£120|
|Hepatits C Antigen||£59|
|Herpes I & II Blood Test||£107|
|Herpes I & II Swab Test
*If you require a Herpes Swab Test, a consultation fee of £150 is payable.
|Mycoplasma & Ureaplasma||£135|
An STD often also called an STI (sexually transmitted infection) refers to a sexually transmitted disease that is passed from a person to their sexual partner through sexual contact. STD's can be contracted through anal or vagina sex or through having oral sex with someone who has an STI.
Having sex is not the only way to get an STD however, because some will be spread through breastfeeding and through sharing needles.
We would always recommend have a full sexual health screen if you notice any symptoms or if you are sleeping with a new sexual partner. If a sexual partner tells you that they have an STI or you have any concerns at all about your sexual health then you should get a test. If you frequently sleep with multiple partners then testing at a three to six month frequency will be safest
Preparing for your test
Please come to the clinic well hydrated so that it is easy to take your blood sample and also refrain from you are advised to attend on days when you are not having a period.
The test procedure
Your test will be done by a sexual health professional who will first talk to you about your medical and sexual history and then will tell you about the various options for testing. They will ask you about contraception about sexual partners and about your sexual practises and ask other questions about your sex life. We are always 100% confidential and any information that you give us during your visit will always be safely guarded. No personal details and no test results will ever be shared with anyone outside our service unless that is with your permission. After your consultation an examination will be performed and urine blood and swab samples will be taken.
You have a choice as to how you get your test results. The doctor who examined you can telephone you to tell you what the results or will send you that information by email. You could also have a hard copy that will be sent through the post or you could come back to the clinic to collect your results in person.
It is possible to have an STD but not to have any symptoms. However some of the more obvious symptoms in men include:
STDs do not always have any noticeable symptoms initially, however some of the more likely symptoms that may be experienced would be
The treatment used to treat an STD will vary depending on what type of STD you have developed, it is very important however that both you and your sexual partner are treated for an STD and before you resume any sexual activity. If you do not wait the infection will simply continue to be passed between you.
Bacterial infections are usually very easily treated with antibiotics but it is important that you take the full course of your treatment as it has been prescribed. Even if you feel better and your symptoms disappear you must finish taking the course of medication. If the symptoms persist after the course is finished then let your doctor know and you will be seen again.
Viral STD's do not respond to antibiotics and while most infections that are viral do not have a cure some will clear up by themselves. Often the most that can be offered will be medication to achieve symptomatic relief and to reduce any risk of the infection being transmitted. One example of this could be genital herpes outbreaks, because while herpes cannot be cured completely medication will reduce the severity and the frequency of the attacks. Treatment can also halt the progression of HIV and drugs given for this condition can also lessen the chance of transmitting HIV to anyone else
Yes, because some STD’s are not caused by bacteria or by a virus but are caused by other organisms such as:
Usually these infections can be treated with topical or with oral medication.
Condoms can never be consdierd to be 100% fail proof but if they are used properly each time, they will help to protect you from contracting an STI that is spread in semen or vaginal secretions. They will not, however, protect against the STD’s that are spread by skin contact.
They do not protect you against STDs that transmit through skin-to-skin contact.