Test for the 6 most common infections within the comfort of your own home. Receive treatment and advice from our on-hand medics. With your sharing status at the ready, get playing!
Get tested for: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV (I, II, P24 antigen), Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C.
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Get medical advice and prescriptions for chlamydia, if suitable
The STDs we test you for:
All You Need to Know:
When To Test
Independent of your ethnicity, sexuality or sexual behaviour. We encourage you to get tested proactively and always have your status on the go!
If you develop symptoms of STIs you should test as soon as you can. If you know you have been in contact with someone with an STI you may be able to access treatment (at the same time as testing) so speak to a healthcare professional.
STIs can often take a while to show up in tests, so if you test too early you may receive a false negative result. For chlamydia and gonorrhoea, wait 2 weeks from your last sexual activity (or from when you think you may have been exposed to an infection) before you take a test. For syphilis and Hepatitis B it's up to 12 weeks following your last sexual activity before these infections can be detected or ruled out and for HIV it's 45 days.
Change in circumstances
Consider taking a test for any of these reasons:
● New sexual partner ● More than one current partner ● Your regular partner has other partner(s) ● Having condomless penetrative sex ● Have symptoms of an STI ● You are a contact of an STI ie a recent partner reports they have been infected
You should not engage in sexual activity if you know / suspect you have been in contact with someone with an STI or if you have symptoms suggestive of an infection. Just be patient and we’ll get your results back to you within 2 to 5 working days.
The STDs we test you for:
All You Need to Know:
What We Test For
Chlamydia is common in both men and women and often doesn't cause symptoms. It’s easily treatable with antibiotics but, if left untreated, can develop complications eg pelvic inflammatory disease, and/or be passed on to your partner.
What are the first signs of chlamydia?
A change in your vaginal discharge is often experienced or urinary symptoms (such as discomfort when urinating or peeing frequently) and some women can get bleeding after sex, develop pelvic pain or find sex painful. Men can experience a penile discharge or discomfort, urinary symptoms and may develop testicular pain/swelling.
How long can you have chlamydia for without knowing?
In many cases there will be no symptoms at all. If they do show up it could be anywhere from 1 week to 3+ months post infection.
How serious is chlamydia?
It’s a common STI amongst men and women but if untreated can cause complications eg affecting a woman's fertility and testicular swelling and pain in men.
How do I know if my chlamydia is gone?
Symptoms should go within a week of starting treatment. For complicated infections symptoms may take a little longer to settle
How long is chlamydia contagious?
Assuming you take your treatment correctly and consistently it is advisable to wait 7 days from treatment initiation before beginning sexual activity again. It is important your current partner has also completed treatment and has waited 7 days before you recommence sexual activit with them to avoid re-infection. A complicated chlamydial infection (eg PID/testicular pain) requires longer treatment courses so you should wait until this has been completed (for you / your partner) before engaging in sexual activity again.
An STI caused by a bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It can be found in your genitals, throat, vagina or rectum. It often doesn't cause symptoms.
What is usually the first sign of gonorrhea?
It depends on the site of infection. Men with penile gonorrhoea may experience discomfort or discharge from the penis, burning during peeing and some men may get testicular swelling and pain. Women with vaginal/cervical infection can experience a change in vaginal discharge or urinary symptoms (such as discomfort when urinating or peeing frequently) and some women can get bleeding after sex, develop pelvic pain or find sex painful. Rectal infections can cause an anal discharge, soreness or bleeding. Throat gonorrhoea rarely causes symptoms.
Can gonorrhea be cured?
Yes it can be at the moment but globally there is a shortage of effective treatments due to developing resistance so it is very important you get the right treatment - this usually involves an injection. Speak to a sexual health specialist to obtain this and/or find out what drugs work on the strain of gonorrhoea you have. If gonorrhoea is left untreated or not treated properly, it can lead to complications / more serious health problems in both men and women such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and arthritis. Early diagnosis and treatment reduces the risk of developing these complications and also stops transmission of the infection to others. You should repeat a test approximately two weeks after treatment to make sure the infection has cleared.
How long is gonorrhoea contagious?
Assuming you taken and completed your treatment correctly and consistently and you have re tested (after approximately two weeks) to make sure the infection has cleared you can begin having sex again. It is important your current partner has also complied with their treatment before you recommence sexual activity with them to avoid re-infection. Complicated infections may require longer treatment courses so you should wait until this has been completed (for you / your partner) before engaging in sexual activity again.
HIV (I, II)
HIV infection is caused by human immunodeficiency virus. Left untreated the virus damages your immune system and over time this makes you become more susceptible to serious (opportunistic) infections and at more risk of developing certain kinds of cancers. The collective term for when you start to suffer from these conditions is called AIDS. Starting treatment early prevents you from developing AIDS.
How is HIV transmitted?
You can become infected with HIV from condomless penetrative sex with an infected partner, sharing needles/ injecting equipment with an infected partner and rarely it can be passed on from mother to child during pregnancy/childbirth. The virus is not airborne like cold and flu viruses. There is currently no cure but the virus can be fully suppressed / controlled with simple and usually well tolerated treatments. If you are diagnosed and commence treatment early you can expect to lead a full and healthy life. Once established on effective treatment you also become uninfectious ie you can't pass the virus on to your partner.
In the days-weeks after being infected with HIV some people may experience a seroconversion illness which comprises a short illness involving the symptoms outlined above. Others may be symptom free, and often remain so for many months to years. But eventually the immune system starts to show signs of damage and being impaired - you start to feel generally unwell and develop more serious and life threatening infections as well as cancers.
Syphilis is a bacterial infection that can be easily transmitted through sexual activity. It can cause a variety of different symptoms and present in many ways but commonly shows no symptoms at all. For those who develop symptoms they can include sores on your genitals, in your mouth or around your bottom, a body rash that can also affect your hands and feet, swollen lymph nodes and a flu like illness. It can be highly infectious.
Is syphilis 100% curable?
Yes it can be cured with the correct treatment from a healthcare provider. This usually comprises an injection (or series of injections) and regular blood tests afterwards to make sure it has cleared.
Does syphilis go away?
You can be re-infected with syphilis after treatment. If you haven't completed the right treatment or taken it properly symptoms can also recur and it can continue to develop into more serious complications so make sure you see a sexual healthcare professional.
What happens if syphilis is left untreated?
Untreated syphilis can lead to serious damage to most organs in the body - the brain, eyes, heart, nerves, bones, joints and liver. It can also seriously affect unborn babies.
Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver. It does not always show symptoms but can make you feel tired, sick, or have diarrhoea and tummy pain. It can resolve without treatment but if not can be treated with medicine to control the virus. A vaccine is now offered to babies in the UK to help prevent Hepatitis B.
What is the main cause of Hepatitis B?
It is spread via infected blood and bodily fluids through condomless penetrative sex, sharing of needles/drug injecting equipment and sometimes an infected mother can pass it on their new born child.
Is Hepatitis B life threatening?
Hepatitis B can be potentially life threatening if left untreated because it can develop into cirrhosis, liver cancer or cause liver failure.
Is Hepatitis B curable?
The majority of adults can spontaneously clear the infection without treatment. If the virus remains in the blood for more than 6 months, it is considered a chronic infection and there is a risk you can develop long term liver problems such as cirrhosis, and liver cancer. Whilst infected you can pass the virus on to your sexual partner. There are vaccines available to adults to protect yourself from becoming infected.
Where can I get treatment for Hepatitis B?
You will need to be seen in a hepatology clinic to obtain treatment if this is indicated. For individuals with chronic Hep B infection you may need regular monitoring with blood tests and abdominal ultrasound.
Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver. It does not always show symptoms but can make you feel tired, sick, or have diarrhoea and tummy pain. It can be cured with antiviral medication.
What is the main cause of Hepatitis C?
It is usually spread via infected blood/body fluids through sharing of needles/drug injecting equipment and sometimes through condomless penetrative sex.
Is Hepatitis C life threatening?
Hepatitis C can be potentially life threatening if left untreated because it can develop into cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Is Hepatitis C curable?
Some adults can spontaneously clear the infection but without treatment many become chronically infected / carry the virus for months to years. Treatment can be available though specialist clinics and they can be highly successful in eradicating the virus. There are no vaccines available that protect you from becoming infected with Hep C.
Where can I get treatment for Hepatitis C?
You will need to be seen in a hepatology clinic to obtain treatment if this is indicated. You may need regular monitoring with blood tests and abdominal ultrasound whilst you are managed by them.