Online Testing is Now Available with SH:24!
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Click www.sh24.org.uk to order now!
If you’re a Hertfordshire resident, over 16 and have no symptoms, we recommend you use SH24. If this is not possible, please contact 0300 008 5522 to speak to one of our advisers or click here to find your nearest clinic.
From the 8th February 2018, Online Testing will now be availble for all Hertfordshire residents aged over 16 via our SH:24!
SH:24 provides free and confidential STI testing that you can access 24 hours a day. We test for: Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis & HIV.
Testing at home
Your test kit will arrive in a plain envelope. It will contain everything you need to provide us with samples that we will test in our lab. Your details will not appear on any of the samples or the freepost return envelope
Have I got an STI?
Many people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have no symptoms.
STIs can pass from one person to another during sex, especially if you don’t use a condom.
It is a good idea to get tested, especially if you have recently changed partners. Most infections can be cured.
It can take time for some STIs to show up in tests - learn when STIs show up in tests before you take one.
Getting your test results
Every test kit has to be sent back to the lab for analysis. There’s a grey freepost return envelope included. Your details will not appear on any of the samples or the freepost envelope, as SH:24 is completely confidential.
We will keep you updated by text message. We will send a text when your test kit has been dispatched to you and when the lab receives your samples.
We will text you your test results as soon as possible - always within 7 days. If you do have an infection, we will advise you of how to get treatment and further support.
How do I get treatment?
We will send you your results by text message. If you have an infection, SH:24 will advise you to visit your local clinic for treatment. In some cases, an NHS clinician may call you to offer additional advice.
Typically, treatment will include a course of antibiotics, and may require you to attend a clinic in person.
You can also find your nearest sexual health clinic at any time during Our Clinics.