Worried about infection?
You could be infected without any signs. Other conditions may cause symptoms similar to a STI. Some things you spot may be perfectly normal. Visiting the clinic can put your mind at rest.
Some infections may not show up immediately (for example chlamydia and gonorrhoea can take 2 weeks from the time of infection before we can detect it). We may therefore ask you to return at a later date for more tests.
However there are some situations when we would definitely like to see you straight away, for example:
- if you have any symptoms
- if you have been in contact with someone who has an infection
- if you need emergency contraception
- if you have been the victim of a sexual assault
If in doubt, please call and ask to speak to a Health Advisor.