- Accurately tests for genital chlamydia, genital gonorrhoea and HIV
- Results are available within three working days of your sample arriving at the lab
- Discreet packaging and free postage
About chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and HIV
This test identifies genital chlamydia, genital gonorrhoea and HIV. Chlamydia and gonorrhoea are both usually transmitted through having unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex. However, they can also be passed on by sharing sex toys, or genital contact. HIV is usually transmitted through unprotected vaginal or anal sex but can also be passed on through unprotected oral sex, sharing sex toys, sharing infected needles and other injecting material. It is possible that you may not have any symptoms and still be infected therefore it is important to get tested if you think you have been exposed. The sooner chlamydia and gonorrhoea are identified and treated the lower the risk of long term complications. The sooner HIV is identified the more effective treatment will be.
Enhaced STI Test Kit FAQs
What STIs are tested for?
|This test identifies genital chlamydia, genital gonorrhoea and HIV. It will not look for any infection in your throat or rectum.|
|When should I take this test?|
You should wait 14 weeks since possible exposure as it is unlikely that HIV infections will be picked up before then. However chlamydia and gonorrhoea can be detected two weeks after possible exposure.
|When should I not do this test?|
If you are experiencing or subsequently develop any lower abdominal or pelvic pain, any irregular, abnormal or unusual vaginal bleeding then you should NOT use this service and go straight to your local sexual health clinic or see a doctor, as these symptoms require urgent assessment and treatment.
It is not advised that you repeat the test for chlamydia within six weeks of taking treatment following a positive result.
|What do I need to do?|
You will need to take a urine sample and saliva sample. You then post the samples to the lab in the pre-paid packaging provided. The test contains full instructions on what you need to do.
|How long will I have to wait for my results?|
Your test results should be ready within three working days of your sample arriving at the lab. You will receive an email (and a text if you opted in) when your results are ready.
|What happens if I test positive?|
If you test positive for chlamydia we will provide you with a free prescription for chlamydia treatment if clinically suitable. For gonorrhoea you will need to see your local doctor for treatment and our doctors will advise you what to do next. If you test "reactive" this means that there is a possibility you have HIV, however the test might have simply reacted with the cold or flu virus, so you will need to have further tests. A reactive result does not mean that you definitely have HIV and one of our doctors will telephone you to advise on what to do next. If you have any questions or concerns you can message our doctors at any time and they will respond within one working day.