Many people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have no symptoms and STIs can pass from one person to another during sex, especially if you don’t use a condom.
So it’s a good idea to get tested, especially if you’ve recently changed partners. SH:24 provides free and confidential STI test kits for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis and HIV that are easy to do at home. Just answer a few simple questions on their website to find out which test kit you need and how each test works, and SH:24 will dispatch your kit to you straight away. To get your test results send the kit back to the lab for analysis in the blue freepost return envelope that’s provided and SH:24 will text you your test results within 7 days. If you do have an infection, they will advise you how to get treatment and further support. Throughout the entire process SH:24 will keep you updated by text message, confirming when your test kit has been dispatched to you to when the lab receives your samples, and you can text them with your questions on 07860 041 233. SH:24 is completely confidential and your details will not appear on any of the samples or the freepost envelope. To request a free STI test kit or for more information about SH:24 visit www.sh24.org.uk.