If you have had sex without a condom you may want to think about getting a check-up for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV, even if you have no symptoms and everything feels okay. This is because some infections do not cause any symptoms. For example, 7 out of 10 women and 5 out of 10 men don't get any symptoms at all when they have a chlamydia infection.
You can get these tests at any time although you may be advised to come back to have the tests done again later. This is because the tests can take time to show up an infection in the very early stages. Chlamydia and gonorrhoea can take 2 weeks to show up in a test after you had sex. HIV will usually show up 4 weeks after you had sex.
This can be done:
- At your GP
- At one of our SWISH Services.