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City of London / Central London
TubeMoorgate / Oxford Circus / Canary Wharf

02037934434

Rest of London & UK Clinics

02037946697

Opening Times: Monday to Sunday

Which STD Screen?

Although correct use of condoms does reduce the risk of STIs, the risk is not completely eliminated as condom failure can occur and STIs can be transmitted by other sexual activities. Infections such as herpes and HPV can still be transmitted by skin to skin genital contact even with condom usage. In addition, STIs often occur together. Therefore, it is always worth having full screens.

Oral Intercourse

The main risks associated with oral sex, both receiving and giving are:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes

There is very low risk of acquiring HIV or Hepatitis B from oral sex, unless there are cuts to the mouth or genitalia or bleeding from the gums.
Receiving oral sex carries a higher risk of STIS.

Vaginal Intercourse

The main risks associated with vaginal sex are:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes
  • HPV (wart virus)

In men, it can lead to Non Specific Urethritis, which is caused by wide variety of organisms such as Mycoplasma genitalum, Ureaplasma urealyticum and Trichomonas vaginalis.

In women, it can lead to Trichomonas vaginalis infection, which causes abnormal vaginal discharge. Although Bacterial vaginosis and thrush are not sexually transmitted infection, they can be precipitated in women by sexual intercourse.

Anal Intercourse

Anal intercourse, especially receiving anal sex, has the highest risk of acquiring STIs, particularly HIV.

The main risks are:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes
  • HPV

Other Sexual Activities

Fingering/Fisting

If there are cuts or sores on the fingers or around the vagina or anus, then there is a small risk of acquiring Hepatitis B, HIV and Hepatitis C.

Herpes and HPV can also be caught by this activity as they are spread by skin to skin contact.

Sharing Sex Toys

Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are found in vaginal secretions and semen and can therefore be transferred by sharing sex toys.

If there are cuts/sores around the penis, vagina or anus, then there is a small risk of acquiring Hepatitis B, Syphilis, HIV and Hepatitis C.

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City of London / Central London
TubeMoorgate/Oxford Circus

02037946697

Rest of London & UK Clinics

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Opening Times: Monday to Sunday

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