STI testing kits and how they work

December 3, 2020 3:12 am

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Prevention by the use of condoms is the first rule of good sexual health – but accidents can happen, and condoms may also break or tear.

 

By getting a complete review annually for any STIs, many individuals often want to safeguard their sexual health. This makes good sense, since a basic course of antibiotics will easily be handled by the vast majority.

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You can either go to a GUM clinic to be tested or use a home testing kit, such as those provided by Checkurself.org.uk who offer Home StI Kits London way, if you have had a contraceptive slip-up or are only doing a periodic search.

It can be hard to get to GUM clinics, and many individuals prefer the ease of a home testing kit.

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Home Testing Kits Use

Each kit will have its own instructions, and careful reading of them is necessary. Remember to first verify that it is within the date and that in no way has the packaging been compromised. To ensure that the test is correct for you, you might also want to contact a health professional.

 

You will either give a urine sample, or take a quick swab, for the rest. In the packaging given, you will then pack the testing materials back up and then return them for review by free post. You will be quickly and easily updated with the results through your communication method of choice – often by text or email – and then if necessary, you will sign up for treatment.

If you want more sexual health advice or testing, you can then also do a follow-up at your nearest GUM clinic.