Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing


STIs are infections that are passed between people during sexual activity. You can catch an STI through:

  • Vaginal sex
  • Anal sex
  • Oral sex

Some STIs have no symptoms, but if left untreated, can lead to more serious health problems like infertility. Other STIs do have symptoms such as:

  • Unusual discharge from the penis or vagina – which may have an unpleasant smell
  • itches
  • rashes
  • lumps or blisters around the genitals or anus
  • pain when passing urine
  • pain and/ or bleeding after sex
  • pain in the testicles or lower tummy

Most STIs can be treated and cured – especially when caught early enough. Get tested, Take control.

You can get tested and treated for STIs in complete confidence at the following places, whatever your age, including under-16s. Click the links for further info:


Chlamydia / Gonorrhoea screening for under-25s, including full STI testing during GUM clinics.

Axess Sexual Health clinic  (GUM) 

Testing and treatment for all STIs, all ages.
Rapid HIV testing service available (result in 20 minutes).

Student Health Centre 

Drop-in service providing testing and treatment for most STIs.

Central Abacus

Testing and treatment for Chlamydia - all ages
Testing for Gonorrhoea, HIV and Syphilis - all ages

The Armistead Centre

Rapid HIV testing service (results in 20 minutes) for LGBT of all ages.

Love is Infectious

Free, dsicreet postal Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea home testing kits for under 25s.  

Click on the following links for more information on STIs:


Genital Warts, Gonorrhoea & Herpes