Make an appointment with us — we can give you an STI test. Before your test, one of our nurses or doctors will ask you a few questions like:
- When did you last get an STI test?
- Do you have any symptoms?
- Are you having sex with a new person?
- What kinds of sex have you had?
Our nurses and doctors ask people these questions all the time, and they have heard every kind of answer. It’s okay to feel a bit embarrassed — but you don’t have to worry. Your nurse or doctor is only interested in working out what kind of STI tests you might need to get.
What does an STI test involve?
An STI test usually involves taking samples from the parts of your body you use when you have sex. Samples can be taken from your vagina, mouth, and anus with a swab — basically a long cotton bud. You only need to take samples from the places you use when you have sex.
Either you, or a nurse or doctor, will take these samples.
If you use your penis for sex, you will be asked for a mimi sample — so it’s important not to mimi before your appointment.
Sometimes, you may also need to get an external, or internal, examination to see if there are visible signs of an infection. Your nurse or doctor will also swab any sores, ulcers, or discharge that you have.
Your test samples will be sent to a laboratory for testing. You should be contacted with your test results within a week.