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Men who have sex with men

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Sample Requirements

Blood

Urine

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Description

Who is this test for?


This test is suitable for men who have sex with men and might be experiencing symptoms. Whether you are thinking of starting a new relationship or you have had a recent 'risky' romantic encounter, this test is suitable for you. It will give you complete peace of mind.




Turnaround time


From the time of your tests, it will take 4 days for the results to be available.




Incubation Period


The incubation period is the time from a possible time of infection to when it can be detected on a test. This can vary depending on the infection and the individual. For most accurate results, using the details below, carefully check when would be the best time for you to take the test. • HIV usually 10 to 90 days, but up to 180 days • Hep B usually 45 to 180 days, average of 60-90 days • Hep C usually 9 to 180 days, average of 45-65 days • Syphilis 9 to 21 days, but up to 90 days • Chlamydia - 1 to 3 weeks, up to 6 weeks • Gonorrhoea 2 to 7 days, up to 1 month • Herpes - 2 to 14 days, testing most appropriate for patients with symptoms. • Mycoplasma Genitalium, Symptoms 1 to 3 weeks (Macrolide Resistance test if positive) • Trichomonas- 4 - 28 days, many patients are asymptomatic carriers • Ureaplasma - symptoms develop 1- 3 weeks




Is this the right test for me?


This test is for: • Men who have sex with men • Might be experiencing symptoms • Recent 'risky' romantic encounter This Maxi Test is a comprehensive screen, if you’re concerned about exposure through anal or oral sex though, you may need to take a swab sample too. Contact our team to find out more about any of our tests.





Procedure

Book your test


To book this test, simply press the ‘Book Now’ button above. You’ll then be taken to our booking page where you can choose the best date and time for your test.




Arrive at the clinic


Once you have chosen any testing you need, this will be done at our Private GP practice in Marlow - which sees patients for many different aspects of health - so no potentially embarrassing waits in an STI clinic waiting room! When you arrive, you can either give your name or just give your appointment time to the receptionist.




Your Blood Sample


The blood sample is collected by a trained nurse or doctor. Some tests will require blood to be drawn and others will be through a finger prick blood test.




Your Urine Sample


You would collect a small urine sample at the clinic, the team will advise if necessary. For the test to be fully accurate you must catch the first stream of urine.




Results


Once you’ve deposited your sample, we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll notify you of your results via your selected method of communication. Following any testing, you can choose to have a 15 minute GP consultation on your results - in person, by phone, or Video consult which is included in the cost of your test(s).





Test includes

HIV 1 & 2


HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that damages the immune system and affects the body's ability to fight everyday infections. It is transmitted within the blood and can be passed on through unprotected anal and vaginal sex. HIV cannot be cured through medication and infected individuals will carry the virus for life. Thankfully those living with the virus can lead a completely normal life by taking daily medication that keeps it under control.




Hepatitis B


Hepatitis B is a virus that affects the liver. It is spread through the transfer of blood and bodily fluids, including through unprotected sex. It is less common in the UK when compared to other countries, but you are at risk if you have unprotected sex with someone carrying the virus. For many people, Hepatitis B has a lifelong impact and you may never fully be cured.




Hepatitis C


Hepatitis C is a virus that affects the liver. It is passed on through the transfer of blood, including during sex. It's usually possible to cure the infection and most people will have a normal life expectancy. Unfortunately it rarely shows symptoms until the liver is significantly damaged, which is why testing following unprotected sex is so important.




Syphilis


This infection regularly shows no symptoms. Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is spread through unprotected sex with an infected individual. It's important to test for the condition if you believe you have come in contact with it as it can have a long term impact on your health. Symptoms can include a painless sore or ulcer on the penis or vagina, along with other rashes affecting different areas of the body. Many people will notice no symptoms or the symptoms may be so mild that they pass unnoticed.




Gonorrhoea


This infection regularly shows no symptoms. Formerly known as "the clap", gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria. It can affect the vagina, penis, anus or throat and as a result can be passed on through unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex. It regularly shows no symptoms, but some signs include yellowy or green discharge, burning when passing urine, abdominal pain in women or genital pain in men.




Chlamydia


This infection regularly shows no symptoms. Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in the UK. Many people with chlamydia will show no symptoms which makes it easy to pass on during unprotected sex. The only way of knowing for certain you have the condition is through effective testing, but common symptoms include pain whilst urinating, unusual discharge in both men and women and pain during sex.