About this service:
Regardless of your age or sexuality, if you are sexually active there is a risk of picking up a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI). STIs are infections that are passed from one person to another through Sexual Contact. They can be passed on through vaginal intercourse, oral sex, anal sex, sharing sex toys and sometimes by genital contact.
If you have had unprotected sex or a condom split you might have an STI. It is best to get yourself checked out, you can do this by calling the central booking line( 01159 627 627) to make an appointment to talk about it, get tested and treated.
It is free to have an STI test and receive treatment.
We recommend that if you are sexually active that you are routinely tested as some infections have no symptoms but can cause serious health problems if left untreated.
An STI check-up will test for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis. The check-up will involve a discussion about your sexual history and any risks that you may have had and depending upon your individual circumstances you may need:
- to provide a urine sample
- to take a swab yourself
- a blood test
If you have been experiencing symptoms, you will usually need to be examined and further tests may be required. Not all clinics offer checks for symptoms so please check what is available in your local clinic when booking your appointment.
Please see the service website for further information
Who can be seen?
The service is provided for people in the Nottingham area.
Who can refer?
Patient self referral is available for the service.
How to contact the service:
Tel: 01159 627 627
Where is the service based?
Genitourinary Medicine Building – Gate 2
Nottingham City Hospital