If you're worried that you might have an STI it's important to get screened as soon as possible.
People worry for lots of reasons. You might have symptoms, or someone you have had sex with might tell you they have had an STI. Perhaps you have had unprotected sex. The only way to put your mind at rest is to be screened.
At The Corner staff can talk with you about your worries and support you to be screened.
The screening is done confidentially and in privacy, and you will not need to be examined or remove your clothes in front of anyone.
Results are available over the phone or by letter to your address (you choose which option best suits you) after two weeks.
No details of the screening are sent to your address or your family doctor without your permission. However if you have an infection (a positive result) and you are unable to be contacted after several tried your doctor or other health professional may need to be contacted in order to ensure your health is protected, so its best to make sure that you call for your sesults, keep an eye on your phone or look out for your results letter in the post.
If your screening shows you have an infection you will be given a time to attend Tayside Sexual & Reproductive Health Service, based at Ninewells hospital, for treatment and further discussion on avoiding STIs in the future.
As well as Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea screening you can also have a test done at The Corner for an infection called Syphilis (find out more about Syphilis here) and HIV. This involves a nurse taking a small sample of blood from the vein in your arm. This is very quick, and although it isnt painful it can feel a bit stingy. Only a small amount of blood is taken, around a teaspoonful. It is possbile to have a small bruise on your arm afterwards.
Results for this test are given in exactly the same way as above, and if you are having a screen done for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea aswell the results are all given together.
You can find out more information about different STIs here.
Screening at The Corner for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea involves: