PLEASE BE AWARE :THAT ALL SEXUAL INFECTIONS ARE ON THE RISE IN KENT AND MEDWAY, IT IS ADVISED THAT EVERYONE WHO HAS MULITIPLE PARTNERS HAS AN STI SCREEN AT LEAST TWICE A YEAR
Syphillis is one of these infections, which is on the increase,you may not get any symptons. It can take up to 90 days to be detected after acquiring this infection. It is detected via a blood test. Oral sex without a condom, is a way of transmitting SYPHLIS.
NO APPOINTMENT NECCESSARY
If you do not want to use the sauna facilities, and just want a screen for sexual infections, you do not need to pay the entrance fee.
ALL OUR SERVICES ARE FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL
We undertake a full sexual health history & a full sexual health screen, which looks for sexually transmitted infections, including......
Hepatitis B ( offered vaccinations where needed)
Hepatitis C (where relevant)
Chiamydia, including LGV (if deteced in the bottom)
Also observation for Herpes, genital warts, candida, etc.ssts
Other tests will be undertaken depending on the information provided to the Health Care Professional. We also provide advice and support.
Advise on Pep and Prep
If someone is HIV positive and has an undectable viral load this means can can not pass on the HIV infection
(Undetctable = Untransmissable)
ALL TEST ARE TAKEN IN A PRIVATE ROOM TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY
These tests are carried out via a blood test. swabs from the throat, bottom and a urine sample. Test results will take on average 7 to 10 days to come back.
In certain circumstances blood results can come back within 3 days, this will be discussed by the person undertaking your tests.
Vaccinations to help protect against Hepatities B can also be offered at ME1 Hepatitis B is an infection that is 100 times more infectious than HIV. this can lead to cirrohosis of the liver as well as liver cancer.
There is also avaiable to Men who have sex with men under 46 years of age the vaccine the help protect them against the HPV virus, but this will need to be given via a main line sexual health service.
These services are provided by Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust and Medway Public Health.
Sexual Health Testing and Information Services - Provided by Kent Community Health NHS Trust
Sexually transmitted Diseases are on the increase, please keep yourself safe and get tested regularly.
If you wish to use this service, please make sure you DO NOT pass urine TWO HOURS before arrival. You DO NOT have to pay the entrance fee to use this service, however if you wish to enjoy the facilities after yor test, you will need to pay at reception.
You are Advised
If you need testing or advise.
please attend your sexulal heath
please ring them first before
attending for advise.