Sexual Health Clinics in Bolton
Better2Know has private STI clinics all over the UK, including Bolton. Our sexual health advisors are highly trained to provide expert advice. Your Better2Know advisor will listen to your STI concerns and help you decide which screen or test will meet your requirements, before arranging your confidential appointment at a time and date that suits you. Better2Know are the country’s largest provider of private STI testing services. We offer extensive screens and tests for a wide range of sexually transmitted infections including HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, and Syphilis. If you have any concerns regarding your sexual health, you should get tested as soon as possible.
After arriving at your private appointment in Bolton, a qualified nurse will go through your test or screen before taking your samples. They will then send your samples to our CPA accredited laboratory for analysis. Your results will be available within 5 working days after our laboratory has received your samples. You can monitor the progress of your results using our secure patient area on the Better2Know website. A member of our experienced Patient Services team will also contact you once all your results are ready, unless you specify otherwise. Please use the map below to locate our private sexual health clinic in Bolton.
STI and HIV Testing in Bolton
Sexually transmitted infections are transferred through unprotected sex. This includes vaginal, anal or oral sexual contact. Not all STIs are transmitted through penetrative sex alone, in some circumstances skin-to-skin contact will also result in STI transmission.
Many STIs show few or no symptoms in an infected individual, particularly in the early stages after exposure. If symptoms are present, they can include:
- Pain when urinating
- Blemishes such as sores, ulcers or blisters
- Unusual discharge
- Abnormal bleeding such as in urine
- Genital or anal discomfort
- Itching, redness, or swelling around genital or anal areas
- Flu-like symptoms including fever, fatigue and sort throat
- An increased need to urinate more frequently
Untreated sexually transmitted infections can cause further health problems including infertility, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Epididymitis. You should get tested regularly for STIs as this helps to prevent these complications from arising and transmission of infection to any current or future sexual partners.
Better2Know provides a variety of testing options to suit all sexual preferences. For example, our Complete Screen is suggested for gay men and men who sleep with men (MSM), and our Comfort Screen looks for sexually transmitted infections that are commonly transmitted between lesbian women and women who sleep women (WSW).
If you would like a more extensive screen, then we suggest the Better2Know Full Screen, which looks for seven common STIs including:
- Hepatitis B
If you test positive for an STI, Better2Know can help you access the treatment you need. Better2Know’s dedicated sexual health advisors can organise a private consultation with one of our skilled doctors throughout the UK. Your Better2Know doctor will go through your diagnosis in more detail and prescribe the medication you need. Reactive blood tests will undergo confirmatory testing, and if you test positive Better2Know can refer you to a specialist who will provide additional guidance and support.
Book your private STI screen or test in Bolton today by contacting our friendly sexual health advisors using the number at the top of the page. If you would prefer to arrange your confidential booking online, then you can do so by selecting the Book Now button displayed above.