Some infections do not show up immediately after sex and you may need to wait in order to get accurate test results.
We usually say to wait:
- 2 weeks for chlamydia and gonorrhoea
- 4 weeks for syphilis and HIV (in some circumstance you also need a test at 3 months)
If you have symptoms of infection, contact us for a telephone consultation; we will probably offer testing sooner.
For other infections, the timings can vary. Please book a telephone consultation to discuss.
Been in contact with HIV? It is important to seek help as soon as possible as you may need post-exposure prophylaxis after sexual exposure (PEPSE). See PEPSE for details.