Sexual Health FAQs

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We have been a trusted national sexual health provider since 2006 and have put together a list of frequently asked questions for you. If you have any questions or need further advice, please contact us, call us or make an appointment below.


What is STD?

STD stands for sexually transmitted disease and are also known as STI (sexually transmitted infection). The infections are passed from person to person through sexual contact. If you are worried you may have an STD, are looking for more information, click below

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In health care the term STI and STD are used interchangeably. A sexually transmitted infection (STI) may not develop into a disease. You may carry the infection, and even be contagious, but it may never lead to any symptoms or cause you real health problems. However, there are certain infections which can lead into disease for example, undiagnosed chlamydia or Gonorrhoea infection can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease if you are not tested and treated on time.

You can pass on sexual transmitted infection if you’re giving or receiving oral sex. The risk increases if either of you has sores or cuts around the mouth, genitals or anus. STIs that can be passed on through oral sex include:

  • Chlamydia
  • Herpes type 1 and type 2
  • Genital warts
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
  • HIV
  • Syphilis

This is very dependent on your risks, behaviour and if your sexual contact was with a non regular partner, unprotected or protected (BASHH 2020). As a minimum Citydoc recommends a HIV, Syphilis, chlamydia and Gonorrhoea test and our specialist nurse will discuss this with you at your appointment.

One of our specialist nurses will contact you. Citydoc provides treatment nationwide for chlamydia. In our prestigious London clinics we offer treatment for chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. If any of your blood results are detected such as HIV or Hepatitis B our medical team will support and refer into appropriate care.

We are unable to offer sexual health screening for under 18’s please refer to your local GUM service and GP.

We recommend a HIV test if you have taken risk in particular unprotected anal and or vaginal sex. The majority of people will be well with no symptoms for many years this is known as asymptomatic HIV infection. With time however, the immune system becomes weaker and is incapable of fighting illnesses.

Citydoc can provide sexual health screen if you are pregnant and have no symptoms. We are unable to provide HPV screening or cryotherapy during your pregnancy. We advise you to check with your midwife and or GP before screening.

We obtain consent from you first if you wish for your results to be shared with your GP.

  • Next day appointments
    Bookable online with live availability or walk-in appointments
  • Private health clinics
    Clinics regulated by the Care Quality Commission and experienced nurses
  • STD testing & STI screening
    Chlamydia, HIV and sexual health checks for asymptomatic conditions
  • Caring & Confidential
    Confidential consultation with our nurse and medical assessment

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Receiving STD results

During your appointment test results and timings will be discussed. All test results are sent to our London based Harley Street laboratory for analysis and results will be sent directly to you once complete. If your results are positive, our specialist team will be in contact and provide NHS referrals if required. We provide treatment nationwide for Chlamydia and in our London flagship clinics we offer treatment for both Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.

Receiving results

Sexual health FAQ’s

Are you unsure on the difference between an STD and STI? What happens if I have a positive result? If you are looking for answers to these and other sexual health questions, we have put together a list of FAQ’s for you.

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