STD Tests in London
How are STDs contracted? Sexual Transmitted Diseases (STDs), also known as STIs, are unwanted infections or diseases that are contracted through sexual intercourse. People of any age can contract them and it’s common for people engaging in first time sexual intercourse to contract them, especially when they haven’t been given the right type of sexual health advice. STDs can be contacted through in a number of ways such as full intercourse or even skin to skin contact.
Here at Broadgate GP, we offer a discrete and 100% confidential STD testing in London. Undertaking in regular STD tests can ensure that you have a clean bill of health. With all STD tests carried out at our sexual health clinic, you’ll be in the safe hands of a professional doctor.
The negative connotations that arise because of the stigma around STDs means people can avoid getting testing. Some types of STDs or STDIs are asymptomatic meaning they display no visible symptoms. So, if you have an active sex life then it’s important to ensure you undergo regular STD testing at Broadgate GP.
By not getting tested for an STD, you could be putting your long-term health at risk. Complications such as infertility are common in untreated cases of things such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. Should your be displaying any unusual symptoms after sexual intercourse or if you’re simply wanting to get checked, then be sure to book an STD test at Broadgate GP or use our STD testing service at our walk-in clinic.
How Long Do STD Test Results Take?
When you undertake an STD test in London at Broadgate GP, we’ll do our best to get the test results back to your as quickly as possible. For most types of STD testing we carry out our results are back within 24 hours and with a typical wait time of up to 72 hours.
When it comes to needing a same day STD test in London that offers a quick turnaround for results be sure to get in touch with Broadgate GP. Simply give us a call on 020 7638 4330 to arrange a test or visit our clinic for our walk-in STD testing service.
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases We Test For
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infection in London and the UK. Most people don’t show any symptoms although it’s not impossible to display symptoms.
Herpes is a common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It can cause painful blisters on the genitals and the surrounding areas.
Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by a virus that’s spread through blood and body fluids.
HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system and weaken your ability to fight infections and diseases. It’s commonly caught by having sex without a condom.
Genital Warts / Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
HPV and genital herpes is the name for a group of viruses that affect your skin and the moist membranes lining your body. Genital HPV infections are common and highly contagious. They are spread during sexual intercourse and skin-to-skin contact of the genital areas.
Hepatitis A is a less common STI. It can be contracted by having sex with someone who has the infection (this is particularly a risk for men who have sex with men) or injecting drugs using contaminated equipment.
Gonorrhoea is caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus. It used to be known as ‘the clap’.
Syphilis is mainly spread through close contact with an infected sore. This usually happens during vaginal, anal or oral sex, or by sharing sex toys with someone who’s infected. Anyone who’s sexually active is potentially at risk.
Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect the liver. If left untreated, it can sometimes cause serious and potentially life-threatening damage to the liver over many years.
Bacterial Vaginosis increases the number of certain bacteria increases, affecting the balance of chemicals in the vagina. Women with BV may be able to pass the condition to other women they have sex with, although it’s not clear how this happens.
How Does STD Testing Work?
Whether you’ve booked an appointment or chose to visit our walk-in clinic, you’ll receive a fully confidential and same day STD testing service. As one of the only a few clinics offering same day private STD tests in London. The doctor you see, will talk to you about any symptoms you might possibly be displaying and will ask questions relating to your sex life and the sexual activities you’ve been participating in. Your doctor will ask these questions to help develop a better understanding of your sex life in general. A physical examination might also be carried out to help assess your symptoms. When having a STD or STI test in London carried out, you might be required to have one or more of the following carried out:
- Blood Test
- Mouth Swab
- Urine Sample
- Genital Swab
- Sore / Discharge Swab
All tests and results will be fully confidential. Due to it being a private STD test, you’ll receive your results much quicker than other types of STD testing services. We believe in providing a safe and supportive environment and our doctor will guide you through any tests or treatment that you might need to undertake. Having STD testing in London carried out is nothing to be worried out and getting tested for an STD can after have a range of other health benefits as well as providing you with a clear mind. If you’re wanting to benefit from discrete, confidential and professional STD testing in London, then be sure to choose Broadgate GP.
Same Day STD Tests in London – Broadgate GP
If you’re in need of a same day STD test in London, then be sure to contact Broadgate GP. We have been providing people throughout London with our private STD tests for many years. At Broadgate GP, we offer a supportive and discrete STD and STI testing service and we’ll ensure you have your test results as soon as there available.