They test for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis and HIV.
Testing for HIV at home
Your test kit will arrive in a plain envelope. It will contain everything you need to provide us with samples that we will test in our lab. Your details will not appear on any of the samples or the freepost return envelope.
Have I got an STI?
Many people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have no symptoms.
STIs can pass from one person to another during sex, especially if you don’t use a condom.
It is a good idea to get tested, especially if you have recently changed partners. Most infections can be cured.
Getting your test results
Every test kit has to be sent back to the lab for analysis. There’s a grey freepost return envelope included. Your details will not appear on any of the samples or the freepost envelope, as SH:24 is completely confidential.
They will keep you updated by text message. SH:24 will send a text when your test kit has been dispatched to you and when the lab receives your samples.
SH:24 will text you your test results as soon as possible – always within seven days. If you do have an infection, they will advise you of how to get treatment and further support.
How do I get treatment?
We will send you your results by text message. If you have an infection, SH:24 will advise you to visit your local clinic for treatment. In some cases, an NHS clinician may call you to offer additional advice.
Typically, treatment will include a course of antibiotics, and may require you to attend a clinic in person.
You can also find your nearest sexual health clinic at any time at sxt.org.uk.