How do I get treatment?

Depending on the infection, you may be offered the option of remote postal treatment. If this option is not available, we advise you attend your local sexual health clinic. You can find details of your local sexual health clinic on the Find a clinic section under Sexual Health Support tab on www.shl.uk. The SHL.UK team can help you be seen in the sexual health clinic if you are having difficulty attending for treatment.

Gonorrhoea and syphilis: These infections cannot be treated with remote postal treatment – we advise you attend a sexual health clinic because they usually require injectable treatments and further tests will be offered. For gonorrhoea for example there is a global problem with gonorrhoea drug resistance and culture tests are needed to indicate what type of treatment is going to work.

Chlamydia: Most individuals can access treatment via our remote treatment service, however some need to go to clinic because: You need investigation/treatment for gonorrhoea or syphilis; you may have LGV and this needs to be tested for and requires a longer/different treatment course; You have developed symptoms suggestive of Chlamydia complications and therefore need a different and / or longer treatment course; Lloyds pharmacy online doctor, our treatment partner, may identify other reasons and they will advise you accordingly.

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Sexual Health London offers a free STI testing across most of London.
Simply register with SHL.UK and complete an online consultation to order your free STI test kit.