HOW IT WORKS
Choose from one of our four test kits and order it online via our secure portal.
Your test kit will arrive through your letterbox in discreet packaging, usually in 24-48 hours.
Following the step-by-step instructions, collect your samples and post them to our lab using the pre-paid envelope.
Receive your results and treatment advice by secure email in a few days.
No more waiting for appointments or two weeks for your test results. Our tests are delivered directly to you, with results in a few days.
Our kits are delivered through your letterbox in discreet packaging. Take your test at a place you choose, not in a crowded clinic.
Receive a permanent copy of your test results, straight to your inbox, without having to request one or pay more.
AT-HOME STI TESTING
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
The samples you provide are dependent upon your sex and test type.
General Questions about Trichomoniasis,
Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and other common STIs
What is an STI?
What are common STI symptoms?
STIs often cause no symptoms, which makes it possible to contract an infection from someone who seems healthy and who may not even know they have a disease.
However, STIs can cause a wide range of symptoms. Depending on the type of infection, symptoms can take anywhere between a few days to several years to develop. Symptoms suggestive of STIs include:
- Sores on your genitals, mouth, or rectum
- Pain or burning when you pee
- Discharge from your penis
- Unusual vaginal discharge
- Unusual vaginal bleeding
- Pain during sex
- Lower abdominal pain
- Pain in your testicles
If left untreated, many people with STIs will develop chronic health problems. Possible complications of untreated STIs include:
- Pelvic pain
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Fertility problems
- Pregnancy complications
- Certain cancers (e.g. cervical cancer, rectal cancer)
Who is most at risk?
In theory, anyone who is sexually active has some risk of being exposed to STIs. Practically speaking, your risk depends upon your sexual activities. Things that increase your risk of contracting an STI include:
Having unprotected sex: Vaginal or anal penetration by an infected partner who is not wearing a condom significantly increases your risk of contracting an STI. While oral sex may be less risky, STIs can still spread if a condom or dental dam is not used.
Having multiple sexual partners: The more people you have sex with, the greater your risk of contracting an STI.
Having an STI: Having one STI makes it easier for you to become infected with another one.
Injecting recreational drugs: Sharing needles can spread many infections, including HIV and hepatitis (B and C).
How often should I get tested?
How often you should get tested for STIs depends on your level of risk and sexual activity. If you’re sexually active, it’s a good habit to get tested for STIs once every year, even if you feel fine. If you or your partner(s) have multiple partners, and especially if you’re having unprotected sex, you should get tested every three to six months.
Are STIs treatable?
Most STIs are treatable, but different STIs require different types of treatment. Treatments are usually available from a licensed pharmacy, an NHS GUM clinic, or your GP practice.