Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

A check-up for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be done at any of Our Clinics.

STI testing and treatment is available in our walk-in clinics or by appointment. All STIs are treatable.

Photograph of a microscope slide being prepared for examination

Until further notice, access to Homerton Sexual Health is via telephone assessment only

Please ring to schedule a telephone consultation and a member of staff will return your call. Please do not come in to our clinics unless we have advised you to after a telephone consultation. At the moment we are only providing services from the Clifden Centre, Homerton University Hospital.

020 7683 4103

Access to the Clifden Centre is currently via the gate on Clifden Road at the rear of the hospital site. You will be asked to clean your hands and put on a face mask before entering.

The Emergency Department (A&E) is for emergencies only. A&E services are under extreme pressure at the moment. Please do not attend A&E for sexual health problems.

For information on contraception, click the link below:

Contraception

The easiest way to get a check-up is to order a testing kit online from SHL - Sexual Health London

Order tests

We are vetting all appointments in the Jonathan Mann Clinic. Do not attend unless we have contacted you.
Please click the link below for information about appointments, medication and advice for people living with HIV:

Jonathan Mann Clinic

If you are on the IMPACT (PrEP) Trial, click the link below for more information:

IMPACT Trial

Please do not attend any of our clinics if you or someone you live with are suffering from fever, a new continuous cough, or loss of taste or smell

Get help

If you have not noticed anything wrong

People can have sexually transmitted infections (STIs) without noticing anything wrong. Therefore, a sexual health 'MOT' is recommeded if you have a change in sexual partner, or are having sex with more than one person.

A routine check-up includes:

  • A blood test (for HIV and syphilis)
  • A urine test and/or swabs (for chlamydia and gonorrhoea)

If nothing is bothering you, but you would like a check-up for STIs, then London's online service is right for you:

Information about Sexual Health London - the online STI testing service

Visit www.shl.uk to register

If you have noticed something wrong

If something is bothering you, a trained doctor or nurse will see you to assess your symptoms.

A healthcare assistant may do your routine tests while you wait.
This helps to speed up your consultation with the doctor or nurse and will not add to your waiting time.

Routine tests include:

  • A blood test (for HIV and syphilis)
  • A urine sample and/or swab (for chlamydia and gonorrhoea)

If you would prefer to see a doctor or nurse of the same gender as you, then please ask at reception. You may have to wait a bit longer. Occasionally this may not be possible.

The doctor or nurse will need to ask questions about what is wrong. This might include questions about your recent sexual partners, and your health in general. Some of the questions are very personal. We therefore use professional interpreters if necessary and not family members or friends.

The doctor or nurse may need to examine you and take extra tests. They will explain anything they need to do. If you do not understand anything during the discussion or examination, please ask.

You can have a chaperone to support you and make you feel comfortable during an examination.

HIV testing is a standard part of a sexual health check up

  • HIV testing is quick and easy
  • Many people with HIV have not noticed anything wrong
  • HIV is a treatable illness
  • Knowing your status can put your mind at ease

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