Getting tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is free, easy and confidential.

When to test for STIs

The best time to get a test is 2 weeks after you have put yourself at risk (this is the time in which most infections can be detected).

However, if you believe you may have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours, we would recommend seeking immediate advice on receiving PEP.

What do you need to test?

Men: urine sample and a member of staff will take a sample of blood.

Women: self-taken vaginal swab and a member of staff will take a sample of blood.

Clinics that offer testing

There are various clinics that run within our service:

  • Appointment at our clinics: for patients with pre-booked appointments.
  • Order a free testing kit online: (Chlamydia, Syphilis, HIV, Gonorrhoea and Hep C only.)
  • CHOICES: specialist clinics for younger patients aged 24 and under.
  • Male only: specialist clinic for male patients run at Haymarket Health in Leicester.
  • SHACC: clinics based within local surgeries in Leicester City.
  • Sauna: free drop-in clinics for homosexual and bisexual men based within local Saunas.
  • Screen and Go: a service we offer to those who have no symptoms or signs of having an infection but would still like to be tested for; Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B (if required), Hepatitis C (if required).
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