If you are worried that you have been exposed to HIV or a sexually transmitted infection then it is important to get the diagnosis you need to start treatment.
HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, currently affects around 90,000 people in the UK. It is difficult to diagnose without an HIV test as initial short-term symptoms can be confused with flu-like illnesses. After this, HIV may cause no further symptoms for several years; it is thought that around a quarter of the people living with the virus are unaware of their HIV status.
Our tests are 100% confidential and results will not be passed on to your GP unless you request it.
We can provide different types of HIV test depending on how long post-exposure, meaning there is no reason to endure an agonising wait to find out your status. All of our HIV tests are very accurate, and results will be available to you between 1 and 3 working days depending on the type of test ordered.
Over the last two decades the effectiveness of HIV treatment has hugely increased, and is more effective the sooner treatment is started; with early intervention the majority of HIV positive people can expect to have an almost normal life span.
The prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in the UK has been slowly creeping up over the last decade, and across a range of age groups. The majority of our STI checks can be performed on samples (blood, urine or swab) that you can take in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
All of our STI checks are 100% confidential, so you can be assured that your results will not be shared with anyone, including your GP, unless you request it.
Our range of sexual health screens are designed to provide for people that know they have been exposed to a particular STI, or simply want a full sexual health screen for their own peace of mind. By having a sexual health screen you can prevent future physical health problems for you and your parnter/s. Some STIs such as chlamydia can cause long-term problems such as infertility, however they are very easily treated meaning there is no reason to put off testing.