A sexually transmitted infection (STI) is an infection that can only be passed on through sexual contact. Especially during unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex. Most people forget that oral sex is also a risk for catching certain sexually transmitted infections.
STI’s such as genital warts , HPV and Herpes 1 + 2, can be passed on even if you are using protection. STI’s can cause great anxiety and apart from the health issues, can impact negatively on relationships and people’s sex lives. In the case of HPV there is also the added risk of cervical/anal or throat cancer.
Sexually transmitted infections are very easy to pick up
Everyone has sex, it’s fun and (mostly) harmless. However, it is very easy to pick up more than you bargained for, especially if the sex is unprotected. If we are honest, this happens more often than anyone would care to admit. Alcohol, drugs or lack of planning are all common causes for unprotected sex. The more sexual partners you have the bigger the risks.
Sexually transmitted infections have no discrimination
STI’s do not discriminate when it comes to age, gender, race or sexual preference. With the advent of effective treatments for erectile dysfunction, PREP, internet dating sites, hookup apps ( Tinder/Grindr etc) with more frequent and frequently anonymous, sexual contacts, chem-sex and so forth, together with budget cuts for NHS GUM clinics, we are seeing a perfect storm with an increase in STI’s in all populations and more worryingly, the emergence of resistant strains of certain STI’s such as gonorrhoea.
Sexually transmitted infections often have no symptoms
In addition many STI’s have no symptoms or very mild symptoms and are often picked up only during routine screening. This is why it is recommended to have regular STI screens if you are sexually active and certainly before embarking on a new sexual relationship.
Having access to a knowledgeable team of doctors, who are highly experienced, non judgemental and professional can be a huge relief and a lifesaver.
Our emphasis is on providing a completely confidential, non judgemental private sexual health screening service with quick and easy access to appointments ( online booking) and same day results where possible. We are here to help alleviate anxiety.
Sexually transmitted infections – Diagnosis and treatment
Many clinics offer STI screening, but when it comes to diagnosing and treating STI’s it is important that you see a doctor who is experienced in diagnosing and treating STI’s, rather than a normal GP. That is what we offer. I have been working in this field for over 18 years. My team of doctors are highly experienced, with Dr Cave having completed the Diploma in Sexual Health and Dr Salker who is a Darzi Fellow.
We are the only Sexual Health Clinic conveniently located inside Canary Wharf Mall ( under neath KPMG), that specialises in Sexual Health Screening. We offer same day results and onsite treatment if needed, saving you even more time. Male and female doctors available.
We offer a bespoke, completely confidential service. You can be seen when you need it and get the opinion of an expert in STI’s. Get treated then get on with your life.
Everything you do with us remains private and confidential and is not shared with your NHS GP.