Sexual Health Clinic London

Sexual Health Clinic

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£250

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£325

£375

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£475

£490

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£625

£665

Private Sexual Health Clinic (GUM Clinic) in London with STD Testing Facilities

Medical Express Clinic is a leading private sexual health clinic in London. We understand that a Genito-Urinary Medical (GUM) examination can be uncomfortable. At Medical Express Clinic, testing for sexually transmitted diseases and infections is carried out in a quick, discreet and professional manner with a focus on comfort for our patients. As a part of our sexual health services, we also provide helpful advice on emergency contraception, physical relationships, and safe sexual intercourse. Our health advisers are always here to provide you with advice to support and maintain your ongoing sexual health.

 

Why Choose Us as Your Private Walk in Sexual Health (GUM) Clinic in London?

 

  • No appointment necessary, no personal details needed
  • Late Service – until 9pm weekdays
  • Helpful, discrete and dedicated staff
  • Completely confidential STD testing at our clinic in Cental London
  • Results within 24 hours, always reviewed by a doctor
  • Follow-up treatment if necessary and total package of care
 

Why Go Private for Your STI Screen?

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 Medical Express Clinic, we offer private sexual health screening carried out with absolute discretion, use a pseudonym if you want, we don’t mind!

Your results will never be shared with anyone, unless at your request.

Chlamydia – £58

Gonorrhea – £58

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trichomonas – £88

 

Hepatitis A – £63

Hepatitis B – £37.50

Hepatitis C – £47.50

Herpes I & II – £68

HIV I & II – £148

HIV I & II with Syphilis – £165

Syphilis – £48

HPV – £86

A blood draw fee of £35 is payable for STI blood tests, urine tests and swabs carry no surcharge.

Tests and Treatment

At Medical Express Clinic, we provide tests and treatment for all sexually transmitted infections. We treat our patients with the utmost care and respect during their initial visit. When you attend, we will ask for biological samples, either urine, a blood sample, a swab or all of the above. These samples are then sent to our network laboratories.

We only use the industry leading PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests, to ensure absolute accuracy in all of our sexual health screens. In the case of an infection, we will contact you via your chosen means, informing you of the results. If your results were not the news you were hoping for, it’s time to take action. We offer a full package of care, from a consultation with a specialist through to prescriptions for antibiotics/antivirals and scheduling follow up appointments for review.

 

Types of sexually transmitted Infection (STIs) diseases and symptoms

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease that affects both men and women in the age group of 15 to 24 years. It is caused by the bacteria known as Neisseria Gonorrhoeae and may infect the cervix, genitals, rectum, throat and urethra. Symptoms include unusual discharge, burning sensation when urinating, unusual bleeding or spotting as well as pain or inflamation of the genitals. Gonorrhoea can also affect the throat when the infection has been contracted through oral sex. You can catch gonorrhoea when you have anal, oral or vaginal sex with someone else suffering from an infection. It can be treated with antibiotics.

Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria called Treponema pallidum. It occurs when you have intercourse with someone who has already been infected. The early sign of the disease is a small and painless sore – known as chancre that appears on the rectum, inside your mouth on your sexual organs. It can be treated with antibiotics.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that can be transmitted from one person to another during unprotected sex. It is caused by the bacteria known as bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis passed between people by oral, vaginal or anal sex. If you are experiencing symptoms of this disease, then you may have abdominal pain, fever and abnormal discharge of the vagina or penis. It can be treated with antibiotics.

Genital Herpes 

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). It may pass from one person to another during anal or vaginal intercourse and oral sex. Pregnant women with genital herpes during pregnancy may pass the infection to their new-born baby thus, causing life-threatening neonatal HSV. Symptoms can be managed with anivirals, however there is no complete cure.

HIV/AIDS

HIV or human immunodeficiency virus attacks your immune system and weakens your chance of fighting against disease. It occurs when you have unprotected intercourse with someone infected with the HIV virus. It can be passed by sharing infected needles or other injecting equipment, HIV-positive mother to her baby during pregnancy, child birth and breastfeeding. AIDS is the syndrome developed during the final stage of HIV when your body cannot fight life-threatening infections. There is no cure for HIV, however treatment is available and getting better every year. 

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Human Papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted infection or STI.  If you have vaginal, oral or anal sex with someone who already has this virus, then you too are exposed to HPV.  Some areas of the body where HPV may infect are – cervix, penis, head, neck, vagina, mouth and vulva. As with herpes, the viral infection can be managed with medication, but there is no cure.

Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis or BV is a vaginal condition that occurs with a pungent and unpleasant smell. If you are having BV, your discharge may become grey or white and turn thin or watery. Serious complications may take place at the time of pregnancy and there are also chances of its reoccurrence. It can be treated with antibiotics. 

Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by a protozoan parasite known as Trichomonas vaginalis (TV). Men suffering from this disease may have irritation in their penis, discharge from penis and burning after ejaculation or with urination. For women, it may cause a foul-odour vaginal discharge, painful urination and genital itching. It can be treated with antibiotics.

Viral Hepatitis

Viral hepatitis is a liver disease caused by different hepatitis viruses like A, B, C, D and E. You may get this disease by eating food or drinking water infected with stool from one person with the virus and by anal or oral contact. Symptoms include – muscle ache, loss of appetite, nausea, headache, fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain and dark-coloured urine. 

 

Some Common FAQs on Sexual Health

 

What is a Sexual Health or GUM Clinic?

If you need to be treated or tested for a sexually transmitted infection (an STI) the process will be straightforward and all of your details will always be kept confidential. Another thing you need to know, is that most infections of this type can be cured. Genitourinary medicine clinic, also known as a GUM clinic or a clinic that provides sexual health services will be able to conduct the necessary tests and the treatment for most STI’s.

What happens during a Sexual Health appointment?

When you reach the sexual health 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 sexual health 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.

How Long Until I Get My Results?

Some sexually transmitted infections 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. The result will normally take about one week. All sex partners should undergo necessary testing even if the result shows no infection, and should abstain from intercourse until results are received.

Can I Get Tested Whilst On My Period?

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.

What does a Test for an STI Entail?

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.

What Questions Will I Be Asked At The Sexual Health Or Gum Clinic Before Std Testing?

  • When you last had sexual intercourse
  • If you have had unprotected sex
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms
  • What has made you think you may have an STI

The staff in the STD testing clinic 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.

What is the Best Way to Protect against 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. No one wants to think they have an STI but getting treatment from a renowned STD testing clinic early can give the best chance of a fast cure. Practicing safe sex is always going to be the best way to ensure that you do not contract an STI.

Counselling

Medical Express Clinic 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.

Faqs

 

What is an STI?

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.

 

Can an STD be detected from a blood test?

Are STD urine tests accurate?
 

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