We are a LGBTI+ friendly service and staff have been trained to provide non-judgmental care whatever your gender identity or sexuality. You do not need to be 'out' or open about your sexuality to access care.
Testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
We offer routine swab and urine tests for chlamydia and gonorrhoea, including tests from the throat and inside your anus. Blood tests recommended routinely are syphilis and HIV. We also, if necessary, will undertake hepatitis B and hepatitis A blood tests. For those at risk, hepatitis C testing is available. Screening for other specific infections may be necessary depending on your circumstances including testing stool (poo) samples if you are worried about bowel infections such as shigella which can be caught from sex.
PrEP (HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis)
This involves taking a tablet containing tenofovir and emtricitabine regularly. Taken correctly, it is very effective in preventing you catching HIV but the medication must be taken before you have sex. This is available free for those at risk.
Chems, mental health, drugs and alcohol
We believe in providing holistic care at Guy's and St Thomas' sexual health and recognise that for many men, sexual and general health can be affected by other aspects of health. Any information you give us is dealt with confidentially and in accordance with NHS regulations.
We may routinely enquire about your mental health, chemsex, drugs and alcohol use. This is an opportunity to get more information about reducing risks and harm or get advice on how to access specialist services. If you inject drugs with sex, we can provide slamming packs to help you inject more safely. Our clinics also provide G users with free 1ml syringes, to help dosing more safely.
We have a team of specialist counsellors and psychotherapists that will be able to help if you would like to discuss getting better control over your chems use or would like support with coming out or any other issues related to your sexuality. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You do not need to be a registered patient to self-refer.
For more information about chemsex, visit the Burrell Street website.
Please only attend clinic if you have been triaged (assessed) over the phone and given an appointment in our clinic. We are not seeing any walk-ins for the time being.
Phone helpline: 020 7188 7707
Our service is open seven days a week. This line will be answered daily from 8.30am (from 1pm on Wednesdays and 9.30am on Sundays) until the end of our usual opening hours.
Where to find us
Walworth Road Clinic
157-169 Walworth Road
London SE17 1RY
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