Sexual Health

What are Sexually Transmitted Infections?

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are transmitted between persons through any unprotected sexual contact, whether it is via vaginal, oral or anal sex. STIs can lie dormant for years, and the symptoms can easily be overlooked. This is why it is so important to take care of your sexual health by arranging STI tests and using a condom whenever possible.

Do you have any symptoms?

STIs can present themselves in a variety of ways. As a general rule, if you notice anything different or uncomfortable around your genitals, it is important to get it checked out. However, some STIs – such as chlamydia – have no physical symptoms. This is why it is important to arrange for regular testing if you actively have unprotected sex.

First signs of STIs:

  • Discharge
  • Pain
  • Itchiness
  • Redness
  • Lesions
By taking early action, you can rule out any serious conditions or seek treatment as quickly as possible to avoid further complications. STI testing in should always be carried out at a sexual clinic staffed, where you can discuss your concerns in a private and professional setting.

What do you do next?

At the Oval Medical Centre, we offer a completely confidential STI screening service where you can ask for advice, speak to one of our clinicians, or arrange for a quick STI test.


We offer a number of sexual health screening tests including:
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B
  • Syphilis
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Herpes
  • HPV
  • Bacterial infections

You do not need to see a doctor to do STIs tests, unless treatment is needed. You can request your test with one of our nurses without paying for consultation only for the tests.

Price
  • STD Rapid Test £30
  • HIV (ready in 20min) £20
  • Hepatitis B (ready in 15min) £20
  • Hepatitis C (ready in 15min) £20
  • Syphilis (ready in 10min) £20
  • Chlamydia (ready in 10min) £20
  • Gonorrhoea (ready in 10min) £20

We have listed above the most popular services. If you do not see what you are looking for please contact our reception for more details or ask to talk to one of our nurses privately.

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