We offer an STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Package that can be used after an at-risk contact or for a general check about sexual health, as some conditions such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea sometimes have no symptoms. Our physicians are trained to approach this area of health with sensitivity and absolute confidentiality. We use the highest quality laboratories to process your tests, so you can be confident about the results. Our physicians can also help you with post-exposure prophylaxis if you are concerned about a recent HIV contact; and are open to discuss matters of general sexual health.
Please read the section about your tests and preparation for them. If you wish to use this Package, simply make an appointment with a male Physician, and request the Package at the start of the consultation. For confidentiality reasons you do not need to mention this to administrative or reception staff.
ABOUT YOUR STD TESTS
Your consultation and tests will take between 30 and 45 minutes and the results should be available in 3 working days. You will be asked to sign a consent form for the tests. Your results will normally be communicated by telephone unless you have specifically consented to have them sent by e-mail (a method we do not recommend). Please make sure your physician has a local telephone number to contact you.
The tests set out below, and in the schedule, are our basic package of tests. Your physician may in certain circumstances recommend more sophisticated testing which he will discuss with you, and these are priced separately.
Both HIV and Syphilis tests may have false negatives and should routinely be repeated at 3 months and 3 weeks respectively. These repeat tests are included in the package price and the request forms will be in the Nursing Office, so you only need come to the Clinic and inform reception that nurses have papers for you to have a blood test. This repeat testing is your responsibility and AMC takes no liability if you fail to take the repeat tests.
DO NOT PASS URINE FOR TWO HOURS BEFORE YOUR CONSULTATION
Your tests involve:
- A blood test for HIV and Syphilis
- A Urethral swab * (from the pipe of the penis) for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma and Trichomonas
- A microscopic examination of a urethral swab
* Some men have understandable anxieties about this procedure – if so, please make your physician aware of this as there are urine tests that can be performed with slightly lower accuracy.