Sexual health

It is important to take your sexual health seriously to protect you and your partner from unwanted diseases. We can advise on many aspects of sexual health and provide appropriate tests if required.

We offer a range of sexual health support here at student health.

Chlamydia and gonorrhoea screening

An appointment is not required for this test.

Self test kits are freely available in the practice from display boxes in the waiting room, on windowsills along both corridors and from the office. You will need to return your test kit to one of the sample boxes in the practice.

HIV testing

Screening is available for patients in higher risks groups, including:

1. People diagnosed with a Sexually Transmitted Infection eg Genital Warts, Genital Herpes, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Trichomonas, Hepatitis, NSU (Non specific urethritis)

2. People from a country with a high prevalence of HIV (>1%) *

3. Sexual partners of those from a high HIV prevalence country (>1%) *

4. Sexual partners of those known to be HIV positive.

5. IV drug users.

You may be offered additional tests for Syphilis and Hepatitis if appropriate at the same time as the HIV test.

NHS Choices HIV

 

 

 

 

 

Countries with high prevalence of HIV in adults (above 1%):

Angola, Bahamas, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Republic of Cote d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Zambia

Symptomatic Sexual Health Appointments

Worried that you may have a sexually transmitted infection - STI

We are able to provide advice and support for many sexual health conditions. Some conditions such as thrush and bacterial vaginosis (BV) can often be mistaken for a STI. Book an appointment with a nurse or doctor.

Bristol also has a dedicated sexual health screenig service - Unity. 

If you are interested in sexual health, the British association for sexual health and HIV - BASSH, has an excellent website with information and current guidelines.

 

 

Sexual assault

For help and support after sexual assault contact the Bridge, or the Police.

The Bridge is a dedicated service in Bristol for people who have experienced rape and sexual assault

You can also discuss any concerns with a doctor.

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