Limited testing services are open. If you have had a risk situation and need to get tested, please call our helpline 0207 465 705. It is possible to get an appointment or a free home test kit.

Get tested for other sexually transmitted infections

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infectious diseases which are transmitted through sexual contact. STIs can be transmitted if vaginal fluids, semen or pre-ejaculation fluid come in contact with the partner’s mucous membranes. STIs are caused by different viruses, bacteria and fungi.

Sexually transmitted infections may remain asymptomatic for years, but they can still be transmitted

If left untreated, STIs can lead to different kinds of complications, such as infertility (both in men and women), different infections and joint problems. It is important to test and treat sex partners as well. An untreated STI always significantly increases the risk of HIV contagion.

The proper use of a condom is the only way to avoid STIs

If you have had unprotected sex and you want to know whether you have an STI or if you have developed symptoms, get yourself tested.

We recommend waiting a week after the risk situation, or three months in the case of hepatitis or HIV. Services within public health care are for the most part free of charge, and in some cases, so are treatments and medication as well.

STI tests are conducted at:

  • health centres (free of charge)
  • venereal disease outpatient clinics (free of charge)
  • Finnish Student Health Service (free of charge)
  • private clinics (subject to a charge) and within occupational health care

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