Chemist direct offer a complete sexual health testing kit which tests for the most common STIs including Herpes 1 and 2, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma Urealticum and Gardnerella Vaginalis.
|Full Sexual Health Screen Test Kit for Women||1||£128.13|
|Full Sexual Health Screen Test Kit for Men||1||£128.13|
This kit is suitable for testing for genital infections however if you suspect you have an infection of the anus, throat or eyes you should contact your GP or GUM clinic as this kit cannot test for these.
Chemist Direct's STI screening service is easy to use. Simply order a testing kit and use the equipment provided to capture a urine sample for men or a swab sample for women. Send you sample back to the lab in the pre-paid envelope provided, and we will contact you within 2-3 days with the results. This kit is suitable for testing for genital infections however if you suspect you have a Gonorrhoeal infection of the anus, throat or eyes you should contact your GP or GUM clinic as this kit cannot test for these.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea
Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Chlamydia or Chlamydia trachomatis is a sexually transmitted bacterium. In women the infection can spread to the womb, ovaries or the fallopian tubes and can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease which ultimately can lead to infertility. In men Chlamydia infects the urethra which is the tube through which urine is passed and in some cases can lead to infertility.
Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoea. Both men and women can be infected with the bacteria transmitted through vaginal or penile fluid of the infected. Gonorrhoea can infect the genitals, rectum and occasionally the throat or eyes.
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the herpes simplex virus(HSV) which causes painful blisters of the genitals and surrounding areas. It can be transmitted through direct skin to skin contact with the infected area when the virus is active. Although the virus can remain dormant for long periods of time, certain triggers such as stress, illness or fatigue can trigger an outbreak of symptoms.
There are two types of HSV, type 1 and 2 both of which are highly contagious. Type 1 is responsible for cold sores and half of new cases of genital herpes with as much as 50% of the population being infected and type 2 which is mainly responsible for genital sores and is estimated to affect 25% of the sexually active population.
Gardnerella Vaginalis or Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is a condition where the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina becomes disrupted. Although not an STI, you at higher risk of contracting BV if you are sexually active. BV doesn't cause any symptoms but can lead to a fishy smell and vaginal discharge.
Ureaplasma Urealticum and Mycoplasma Genitalium
Ureaplasma Urealticum Mycoplasma Genitalium are bacterium which can be passed through sexual contact. Although many people with these infections are asymptomatic, symptoms can include a burning sensation when passing urine or a discharge.