Our GP Clinic is a renowned private sexual health clinic covering Chelsea. We provides private STI testing and STD screening services in a safe and comfortable environment where you can feel confident discussing your sexual health concerns with our doctor in complete privacy.
Our highly trained and experienced doctors understand that STI and STD testing and treatment are sensitive, so we guarantee absolute privacy and discretion. You can attend the clinic using a pseudonym and you can pay for your service in cash. We do not share clinical records with any third party, including the NHS or insurance companies, other than yourself.
We will help you to choose the right sexual health screening for your situation. If you have an emergency, you can easily schedule a same-day appointment with our doctor or walk in for a consultation. For your peace of mind, you can also visit our clinic to see our consultant specialist about contraceptive options, including lab pregnancy blood tests.
Our clinic also specialises not just in testing, but in the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, including complex conditions or complications arising due to sexually transmitted diseases.
We use only polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, the gold standing for STI testing. This testing option is different from the less reliable and cheaper antigen or rapid tests. While other sexual health services aim to reduce the cost of lab tests by using cheaper options, which increase the risk of having unreliable results, we solely offer laboratory conducted testing.
We aim to offer premium services that our patients can always rely on, so we do not compromise on the clinical quality of testing. Our analysis is with PCR testing at a fully-equipped laboratory. We have our samples collected in person by a courier from the lab and the analysis test less than one hour after the appointment.
If you need STD testing Chelsea, visit GP London for a walk-in appointment or contact 020 70434317 to book an appointment at any convenient time.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are also called sexually transmitted infections, STIs or venereal diseases (VD). They are infections transmitted via oral, anal or vaginal sex. In most aces, STIs don’t show symptoms during the initial stages, so regular STI screening is necessary.
Several options for STD tests are available for patients who want to check their sexual health. We have packages providing a good combination of comprehensiveness and value, with options that check for the most common infections to a full range of full STD screening, including specific testing for each infection if you have contracted a particular STD.
Our standard STD test that checks for hepatitis, syphilis and HIV has a 24-hour turnaround time, while urine cultures for mycoplasma, ureaplasma, chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes I and II, trichomoniasis and Gardnerella take between 2 – 4 days for an accurate result.
You can have an expedited service to get your results within four hours for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, hepatitis, HIV and syphilis, but this service comes at an additional fee.
You can sometimes have an STD without experiencing symptoms or signs. The consequences are usually severe if you leave an STD undetected and untreated. This makes it important to undergo regular screening, especially if you are sexually active.
Bacterial infections rarely resolve, but they are curable with the right treatment gotten early. Other STDs like HIV and herpes are incurable, but you can manage the symptoms with the right medications.
Yes, you can. You can get herpes by kissing an infected person on the mouth. There is also a small risk of getting HIV from kissing someone who has a cut or sore on the mouth if you also have a sore or cut.
Testing for STDs will help determine if you’ve contracted any sexually transmitted disease. Most STDs do not show symptoms, so if you are sexually active, which includes oral, anal and vaginal intercourse, you need to get tested.
If your doctor asks if you are sexually active, they want to know if you have had any form of sex since your last screening that exposed you to pregnancy or an STD. STD testing is a vital aspect of your routine health check-up, so if you have any serious concerns about an STD, ensure you visit your doctor for immediate testing.
Many STDs show no obvious symptoms or only mild symptoms that are difficult to notice. However, if you experience any of the following symptoms, ensure you consult your doctor because you may have an STD.
You can take several steps to reduce your risk of getting an STD. They include:
Abstinence – this is the most effective way to prevent getting an STD
It depends on how you define being a virgin. STDs are transmitted through oral and anal sex, but many people consider themselves a virgin if they haven’t had vaginal intercourse. Some STDs can spread through direct skin contact, even without penetration.
Condoms aren’t 100% effective in protecting against STDs, but when used correctly for every sexual intercourse, they help protect against STDs that may be transmitted via skin-to-skin contact.
Yes, you can. It’s possible to get herpes from kissing an infected person with an active sore, but the chances of getting other STDs through this means are low.
Most STDs can be detected with a simple urine or blood test. At our clinic, our doctors can check for these STDs.
In certain cases, blood tests aren’t accurate as other testing options. It can take a month or more after exposure to some STIs for the blood tests to give an accurate result. For example, if you get HIV, it can take about 28 days to a couple of months for blood tests to detect the infection.
It is possible to get a negative chlamydia and gonorrhoea test result if you test quickly after sex or urinate soon when the test is carried out.
Gonorrhoea urine testing can give an accurate result a week after exposure, but it takes two weeks for the chlamydia test to get a correct result.
STDs that occur from bacterial infections are curable by taking antibiotics. Common bacterial STDs include chlamydia, ureaplasma, gonorrhoea and mycoplasma genitalium. STDs resulting from viral infection are controllable but can’t be treated. If you have a viral STD, you will always have it.
It usually takes 3 – 4 days to get the results of a swab or urine test for STDs.
Different healthcare centres offer STD tests at carrying costs. The cost of different STDs ranges from £50 - £1250.
Some STDs like hepatitis B, HIV and syphilis can cause other infections in the body. Sometimes, STDs may occur without symptoms or signs, but some symptoms occur and clear on their own. Although you can’t treat some STDs, most are treatable when detected early.
Common signs of STIs include irregular discharge from the vagina, anus, and penis while urinating, lumps and skin growths around the anus or genitals.
If you have gotten a sexually transmitted infection (STI), visiting the sexual health clinic is best. You can successfully treat STIs, but you need to check for symptoms and get tested early.
A genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic is where you get a session with a doctor to discuss your sexual health. GUM clinics are usually in hospitals or healthcare centres, offering different sexual health services like contraception advice, counselling for STDs like HIV and AIDS, and STI testing and treatment. Common STIs include chlamydia, genital warts, syphilis and gonorrhoea.
GUM clinics provide different services, including testing and treating sexually transmitted infections.
Sexually transmitted infections testing and treatment are confidential, and most of these infections are curable. A genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic has specialists who specialise in sexual health. They carry out tests and offer treatments for STIs.
Yes, you can. It’s possible to get an STD from oral sex without a condom. Herpes also spreads easily during oral sex because it is transmitted through direct skin contact and not only bodily fluids. Other diseases like gonorrhoea and chlamydia can cause an infection in the throat.
Bacterial STDs are treatable with antibiotics when the treatment is gotten early. Although you can’t treat viral STDs, you can manage the symptoms with the right medications. The Hepatitis B vaccine is available, but it doesn’t help much if you are already infected.
STDs are often transmitted from direct contact with infected bodily fluids like vaginal fluids, semen and blood. They also spread through contact with infected skin, mouth sores and mucous membranes. You may be exposed to infected skin and bodily fluids through vaginal, oral or anal sex.
The symptoms of STDs range from mild to severe. Many women suspect they have an STD when they have abnormal symptoms in their genital area, such as itching, vaginal or pelvic pain, rash or discharge. You can only know if you have an STD by getting tested.