We are a leading private sexual health (GUM) clinic in Harley Street, London offers STD testing and STI screening with greater focus on the comfort and safety of patients. Our doctors understand that genitourinary medicine (GUM) screening can be embarrassing when STD test is performed. As a part of our sexual health services, we also provide helpful advice on emergency contraception, physical relationships, and safe sexual intercourse. Our team of doctors are always here to provide you with advice to support and maintain your on-going sexual health. You can book a same day appointments online or walk-into our clinic during opening hours. We also arrange appointments early in the day if requested.
Did you know that your consultations with your GP and results of the tests that they order are noted on your NHS Medical record? This is to ensure continuity of care across departments and across the country, it and helps the NHS to run safely and effectively. There are however, some downsides to this procedure.
Prospective employers and insurance companies can request access to this information in the future and will assess your medical record as part of their employment process or insurance underwriting.
At our private clinic in London, sexual health tests, STD tests and STI screens are carried out with absolute discretion by using a pseudonym, if you want. We don't mind!
Your results will never be shared with anyone, unless at your request. We offer a sexual health screening packages of care, from a consultation with a specialist through to prescriptions for antibiotics/antivirals and scheduling follow-up appointments for review.
|Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea||£69|
|Hepatitis C Antibodies||£89|
|Hepatits C Antigen||£59|
|Mycoplasma & Ureaplasma||£99|
A blood draw fee of £50 is payable for STI blood tests, urine tests and swabs carry no surcharge.
A sexual health or GUM clinic conduct sexual health and other tests as well as treatment for different STIs. The staff at the clinic perform necessary testing for all types of sexually transmitted diseases and infections. They do their best to explain everything in details and make you feel relaxed.
When you reach the clinic, you will at first have a close discussion with the experts about your concerns. After this, you will be asked about your sexual activity and other necessary information related to your health. It is advised to be honest with your doctor so that you may help them carry out the process in the most efficient manner. You will get a chance to talk about any test results with the qualified and experienced doctors.
Most of the STIs, namely gonorrhoea and chlamydia, can be cured with antibiotics. However, viral infections, like herpes, can be treated and managed to reduce their symptoms and restrict further transmission.
Some STI tests such as HIV, Hepatitis, and syphilis require a blood sample to be taken from the arm of the individual who needs to conduct the test. Usually the result will take about a week but some private clinics offer same day STI testing services in London as well. All sex partners should undergo necessary testing even if the result shows no infection, and should abstain from intercourse until results are received.
Normally you will be seen within a week for a swab if an STI is suspected. For females who need to have diagnostic swabs then it is better that they are not having a period when they are being tested.
To test for STIs, samples need to be taken from your body. That might mean taking a swab from the mouth as in the rapid HIV test, from vaginal fluids, from the tip of the penis if a urethral swab test is needed, or from blood or urine.
The staff in the STI Clinic in London will never judge you and will keep everything you say confidential. The questions they ask are to ensure that they get you diagnosed and treated as fast as possible for the relevant STIs.
The best way to protect against contracting or passing on an infection is to use a condom each and every time you have sex. You should always remember that having an STI once does not mean that you will be immune in the future; it will be possible to get the same infection again. For that you are advised to visit your nearest sexual health clinic around the UK for STI testing at regular intervals and practicing safe sex is another way to ensure that you don't get an STI.
We also offers sexual health counselling service that includes – risk reduction interventions, sexual health advice, and a suitable opportunity to talk about your sexual identity, relationships and concerns related to alcohol and drug use.
We also provide references to local psycho sexual services for you. Feel free to speak with our health advising team and schedule an appointment based on your need.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STDs) or venereal diseases (VD), are infections that are spread by sexual activity - typically vaginal, anal and oral sex. Frequently, STIs initially are symptomless, which is why it is important to get screened regularly.
Most STDs can be tested through a simple blood test and urine sample. At STD clinic in London, experienced doctors can check for the following STDs:
In some cases, blood tests aren’t as accurate as other forms of testing. It may also take a month or longer after being exposed to certain STIs for blood tests to be reliable. For example, if HIV is contracted, it can take up to 28 days to a few months for tests to detect the infection.
The most common way to get false negative Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea test would be from testing too soon after you had sex or by urinating too soon if testing with urine. With Gonorrhoea, most results are accurate just a week after exposure, whereas, with Chlamydia, most results are accurate 2 weeks after exposure.
STDs caused by bacteria can be treated and often cured with antibiotics. Some bacterial STDs include; Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma Genitalium. STDs caused by viruses can be controlled, but not cured. If you get a viral STD, you will unfortunately always have it
It usually takes 3 to 4 days to get the results from either a swab or a urine test for STDs as these samples are cultured for bacteria in the lab.
When symptoms do appear, they may show up as early as two days after exposure but can take as long as one month or even years in some cases. Syphilis for example, the chancre characteristic of the first stage of syphilis appears, on average, twenty-one days after infection, but may appear anytime between 10 to 90 days after exposure.
Chlamydia and gonorrhoea are actually bacterial infections that takeplace in the anus, genitals or throat. Chlamydia or gonorrhea infections of the throat cannot be detected at the time of urine test but should be assesses before the use of an oral swab.
Yes, it can. Urine testing for Gonorrhoea has become a standard practice over the last couple of years across the UK and at the Medical Express Clinic.
The common reason for urine test is to find the bacterial infection in the drainage system of your body for removing urine and in your urinary tract. Urine test help to discover if you have an infection and detect offending organism. This will enable the doctor to know how the infection can be treated with the right prescribed medicine.
Some signs are abnormal discharge from the penis, vagina or anus, pain at the time of urination, skin growths or lumps around the anus or genitals.
If you are suffering from a sexually transmitted infection or STI, simply walk into visit your local private GP or sexual health (GUM) Clinic. Most STIs are treated successfully, but it is necessary to check the symptoms quickly.
Most doctors will agree to screen you for the STDs if you ask them for it. However, some doctors are extremely bad atin the screening. They might not consider testing important and even not know about some screening test like genital herpes.
The test for gonorrhoea and chlamydia require urine sample only in case of woman. Testing for syphilis and HIV and needs the blood sample while the test for herpes are not needed unless you have sores on the anus or genitals.
Some STDs such as hepatitis B, Human Immunodeficiency Virus and syphilis may cause infections in your body. Sometimes you can have an STD without any signs or symptoms. Other times, the symptoms might go away by themselves. There are some STDs that cannot be treated but most of them can be cured when detected inon time.
With several health care centre, the costs will vary based on the region you choose. The prices for tests range start from £45 to £695.
Getting necessary tests done and treating your sexually transmitted infections is something confidential and most infections are curable. A GUM Clinic in London has specialists who have done specialisation in sexual health, and conduct test as well as treatments for different STIs.
The three most common symptoms that most of our patients experience at first when they contract a common STD include:
The most common symptom of an STD in both men and women is painful or burning feeling when urinating, especially if you did not have any previous issues before you have had sex.
Syphilis, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, hepatitis B and C are serious diseases that can result in long-term health problems and even death. Treatment: Some STDs can be cured with antibiotics; others are permanent but treatment can help manage symptoms.
Herpes is said to be the common STIs that may pass from kissing someone on their mouth. According to experts, the risk associated with getting HIV from kissing is comparatively low than someone who has got a cut in their mouth. This will increase the chance of infection at the time of open-mouth kiss.
STDs caused by viruses can be controlled, but not cured. If you get a viral STD, you will always have it. Some Viral STDs include HIV, Genital Herpes, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the Hepatitis B Virus.
Although there are ways you can check for STDs at home, we highly advise that you attend a reputable clinic, registered with the CQC, for accurate test and appropriate advice, treatment or management. Medical Express Clinic offers all of these services with absolute discretion.
A blood or a urine sample can is very often taken to determine whether a female patient has STDs or not. Other ways include swab from the mouth or the genitals.
It usually takes 3 to 4 days to get the results from either a swab or a urine test for STDs as these samples are cultured for bacteria in the lab. Blood tests for STDs are usually available within 24 hours.
Viral STDs can be detected in a blood test, these include Syphilis, HIV and Hepatitis.
The price of the test varies depending on the case and the package. At the Medical Express Clinic, our prices start from £250 and end at £665 for the most advanced and thorough testing.
Most people who have Chlamydia don't notice any symptoms. If you do develop symptoms, these usually appear between 1 and 3 weeks after having unprotected sex with an infected person. For some people, they don't develop until many months later.
In males, the symptoms are usually found in two to seven days after the infection. However, it can take 30 days at the most for symptoms to develop.
The results from the urine tests can be available on the same day you have the test or the very next day. Please speak to our members of staff for more information.
Female STD symptoms can range from none at all, to mild, to severe. Many women will suspect an STD infection if there is an unusual symptom in the genital region, such as itching, a rash, discharge, or vaginal/pelvic pain. The only way to know if an STD is present is to get tested.
Some STDs such as HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis can cause general body infections. Sometimes you can have an STD with no signs or symptoms. Other times, the symptoms can go away on their own. A few STDs cannot be cured, but most STDs can be cured if you get treated.
STDs that occur due to the virus can be controlled#, however, they cannot be treated. If you are suffering from viral STD, chances are you’ll have it always. Some viral STDs are AIDS/HIV, genital herpes. Many STDs can be treated if they are diagnosed on time.
If both the partners don’t have STDs, then it is not possible for any of them to get one during intercourse. STDs are passed through genital-to-genital contact and unprotected oral sex.
STDs can spread through direct contact with the infected body fluids like semen, blood or vaginal fluids. They may even be spread by contact with mucous membranes, infected skin, mouth sores. You might be exposed to infected body fluids and skin through anal, oral or vaginal sex.
Bacterial STDs can be treated by taking antibiotics when the treatment begins at an early stage. Though viral STDs cannot be cured, you can manage its symptoms with proper medications. There is a vaccine against hepatitis B, however, it won’t help in case you are already suffering from the disease.
No, bacterial STDs are treatable with antibiotics if they are treated early on. Viral STDs can unfortunately only be managed with medication. If you are residing in London, please visit your nearest sexual health clinic or get in touch with a member of staff in our centre.