A sexual health check-up is an opportunity for you to discuss any sexual health concerns you may have, including concerns about STIs and HIV. During a sexual health check-up you will be asked questions about your sexual history. These are standard questions that your doctor will ask every patient. While many questions are of a personal nature, you need to answer as honestly as you can as the information you provide will enable your doctor to better support your health needs. You can skip any questions you prefer not to answer. If you do have an STI, it is often important to work out who else you have recently had sex with. This helps in reducing the continual spread of STIs. The decision to get tested for STIs is a personal decision. Your doctor can discuss with you what tests to have based on your sexual history and potential risk for STIs, but the decision of what tests to have remains yours to make. If you have an STI, your doctor will talk to you about treatment options.
Know your status
You don't have any symptoms. You feel healthy. So why take the HIV antibody test? Because HIV can be tricky. Someone can be infected with HIV without even knowing it. Unfortunately, people who don't know that they're infected can still spread the virus. That's why it's important to play it safe by knowing your status and practicing safer sex. HIV testing is recommended for all sexually active teens beginning at age 13 and for adults. Find confidential testing services in your area. You may feel nervous about taking the test, but the HIV antibody test will let you know if you have antibodies to the HIV virus.
Who should get tested
Your kit will be delivered by First Class post , in a letterbox friendly, discreet envelope. We will send you order updates by text message. To use your kit, read the instruction card before completing your samples. Our professional clinicians are also available to support you. Speak to them if you have any symptoms that concern you. Return your test using the Freepost envelope included - your samples will go straight to our lab.
Most people think they would know if they had a sexually transmitted infection STI. The truth is many of STIs have no signs or symptoms in the majority of people infected. Or they have mild signs that can be easily overlooked. Lots of people are confused about getting tested for STIs. For example, you may think your annual medical check-up will include tests for STIs, especially if your healthcare provider knows you are sexually active. The fact is that some providers might test for some infections when you come in for a regular check-up, while others do not test for any STI unless you ask them to. If your healthcare provider feels you do not need to be checked for some of these, you will at least know which ones you were tested for and which ones you were not. Getting tested can be quick and easy.