Are you considering emigrating? If you are, often authorities demand you have a HIV test, Syphilis test or Hepatitis test before your VISA is issued. We are able to provide you with these tests in our clinic and written evidence of your test results, if you so wish, to help you with your application. These tests are popular and we are very experienced at providing this service. Call today to book your appointment 0845 868 4480 or 07531194797
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It’s the office Christmas party and the time of year that we may be ready to let our hair down. Christmas music, turkey dinners, tinsel, crackers and we feel relaxed. Bubbly and beer may make us a little disinhibited sexually. This often leads to casual sex, or sex with a new partner.
When the party is over we may be left with more than just a ‘Secret Santa’ gift and hangover. Sexually transmitted infections ( STI ‘s and STD ‘s) can be caught with just one episode of sex without a condom. We can be infected by oral, vaginal or anal sex. Even though we may have had sex with a colleague or friend that we know, often their sexual history may be unknown to you truly. They may well be carrying a STI / STD. This could mean that having casual sex with them has made it likely that you are now infected too.
You don’t have to have sex with lots of people to have an STI /STD.
Having unprotected sex once with a person with a STI can be enough to give you an infection.
If you have any worries or concerns, it is always best to get tested for STI’s.
In Wales, at the moment there are many cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Herpes, Syphilis and HIV infections.
Many people with these infections may have NO SYMPTOMS and so can easily pass these infections on.
We provide a CONFIDENTIAL, professional service, where you can be tested and treated discretely and very QUICKLY. We are non-judgemental and realise that these things like this can happen. Looking after your sexual health is our priority. The clinic is small, quiet and discrete and has appointments to suit you.
No waiting times, queues or hassle – take the stress out of STI testing.
Many of you will have heard of the Gardasil vaccine that is available for preventing disease caused by HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). It is a vaccine with two purposes. It prevents genital warts caused by HPV and prevents most cancerous changes to the cervix (neck of the womb) caused by HPV. It is hoped that this vaccine will dramatically reduce the numbers of these conditions we see. At the moment, it is only available on the NHS to young girls/women.
In England it is also available for men who have sex with men.
We are pleased to provide this vaccine to male and female patients over the age of 16, if it is appropriate for them. Call for more details 0845 868 4480
Summertime has arrived and it’s time for strawberries and cream at Wimbledon. With all the balls flying around, maybe it’s time to think about yours. When was the last time you examined your testicles? It is common for men to have testicular pain or lumps and be too embarrassed to seek medical help. Sexual Health doctors deal with this sort of problem every day, so if you have symptoms or notice changes to your testicles seek help as soon as you can. Lumps and pain can be caused by many things, some serious and some not. A sexual health doctor can help diagnose and investigate the causes of your problems. Put aside your embarrassment and look after your balls.
We are very pleased to announce that our premises were recently inspected by Health Inspectorate and deemed to be of a excellent standard. Our report will be available for inspection on-line later this month.
If you are about to travel abroad for a long holiday, study, work, emigration or charity work you probably need some tests before you get your VISA granted. We help many people with these tests. It is very common for countries to require Syphilis and HIV tests. Some countries also ask for Hepatitis B and C and many more infections. Our clinic provides these tests with rapid results and all the documentation you will need to present for your VISA. HIV test with documentation £49; Syphilis test & HIV test with all documentation £99. Please enquire for more details.
There are other large companies and STD tests on the market. However, not all of them are reliable. Our model is to provide gold standard care, the best tests available, tailored care that is right for you and provide the correct treatment quickly. Our Specialists are in the best position to be up to date with all development in the field of Sexual Health and know lots more about treatment of sexual transmitted diseases. If you want quality, specialist care, we are the clinic for you. Our prices are reasonable as our overheads are low. Call today for advice on 0845 868 4480 or 07531 194 797.
A significant number of people in the United Kingdom are unaware of their HIV infection and remain at risk to their own health and of passing their virus unwittingly on to others. HIV is now a treatable medical condition and the majority of those living with the virus remain fit and well on treatment
However, late diagnosis of HIV is the most important factor associated with HIV-related illness and death in the UK.
We therefore offer and encourage patients at risk to have an HIV test.
Some specific conditions seen in HIV infection mean we would highly recommended you have an HIV test.
We have instant point-of-care test (POCT) for HIV and the recommended gold standard HIV test.
Unlike pharmacies and big STD testing companies, we provide pre- HIV test counselling and offer support if a test result is positive and a referral to an HIV clinic.