It’s BRIGHTON AND HOVE #STItestingweek! from the 4th-10th July it is STI testing week so get yourself down to the clinic for some free tests.
Why might you need to get tested?
If you are sexually active it is important to get yourself regularly tested for STI’s (Sexual Transmitted Infections). If you think you have been at risk of a sexually transmitted infection and want to find out as soon as possible then this service is for you. Even if you don’t have any signs or symptoms, you could be at risk of and STI. Luckily, the sooner you find out the sooner it can be treated, and most STI’s are treatable.
If you think you might have caught an STI then it is important to get it treated so you dont pass it on to anyone else and to look after your health. When you get your results from an STI testing, you can always speak to one of our advisers.
Most STIs are easily treated and you can get lots of information and support.
STI testing is offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so there’s no need to book an appointment, however it’s best to arrive at least 30 minutes before the advertised clinic closing time, so as to allow for adequate time and provision for testing, delivering any results and information and/or resources to be given – and also to ensure that you can be seen that day.
The process is quick and easy for those who wish to test only for chlamydia and gonorrhoea, using self-taken samples. If the self-taken samples are performed correctly, you should be in and out the office in no more than 5-10 minutes. Detailed information on how to take the samples yourself will be explained upon arrival.
For those wanting to test for HIV and syphilis as well as chlamydia and gonorrhoea, the entire process should take no more than approximately 30-45 minutes, although this can vary due to an individual’s needs and requirements.
Check out this schedule of clinics held in the center of Brighton this week!