Online testing

West Sussex Online STI Testing

 

 

Is online testing right for me?

If the following apply, call us on 01903 285199 as you may need to be seen by a Dr or Nurse

  • You do not live in West Sussex
  • Symptoms of an STI
  • You are not taking PrEP or HIV medicines and have had condomless anal sex in the past 72 hours
  • You are testing because you have been recently sexually assaulted

If you are under 16, call us on 0800 0150 503 for a chat with one of our nurses, before ordering a test.

 

Have you been diagnosed with HIV or Syphilis before?

Our blood tests will automatically check for both HIV and Syphilis, but we will always ask you if you have previously been diagnosed with either infection as part of the online request. 

The syphilis test won’t tell us if you have a new syphilis infection.  If you’re worried about the risk of reinfection, book an appointment to be tested in clinic.

Which test kit is right for you

Information about the infections

Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea

Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that are  easily passed on through  sexual contact. They often have no symptoms, but may lead to serious health problems if left untreated.

Chlamydia is known to be a cause of infertility amongst women, so testing, when changing sexual partners is really important to reduce the risks of this occurring.

Syphilis and HIV

Syphilis is a bacterial infection that can be spread through sexual contact, including oral sex and is treated with antibiotics. If left untreated it can,  cause serious health consequences, over time.

HIV is a viral infection which can be spread through sex, blood and during childbirth and breast feeding. Most people will have no obvious symptoms of HIV infection however if HIV is not treated there are serious consequences for your future health.  HIV medicines work really well at preventing the virus from causing ill health and can stop HIV from being passed on.  HIV PrEP dramatically reduces the risks of acquiring HIV infection, and is available for free, following assessment, in clinic.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a virus that can be spread through sexual contact, and more common in men who have sex with men and certain global areas.  It can cause long term, irreversible liver damage  We provide free vaccination to protect against Hepatitis B, following assessment, in clinic.

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