The popularity of online sexual health screening services has increased substantially over the last few years and they have become a welcome alternative to the GUM clinic. They are convenient and discrete as everything is done online. No phone calls are required and most importantly they are speedy.
The websites are very easy to follow and the packaging and contact between you and the company is very discrete. All that is required is a quick registration before you choose and purchase a test online. The test kit is usually delivered the following day and most results take a mere 24 hours as opposed to the nail biting 2 week wait after your GUM clinic appointment.
Generally, an online screening service will require a vaginal swab or urine sample to carry out the test procedure. Chlamydia test kits are probably the most popular item with these clinics because of the huge amount of publicity given to Chlamydia but these services are also able to test for gonorrhoea, herpes and syphilis. If you are concerned about your sexual health then it is wise to have as wide a screen as possible. (more...)