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Sexual Health Clinic Glasgow

We provide testing and treatment for the main STIs/STDs, including HIV, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis and Chlamydia.


100% Confidential & Fast Results

Our Standard STI Screen covers all the common sexually transmited infections (see below) including HIV and Chlamydia

- Chlamydia
- Gonorrhoea
- Mycoplasma
- Ureaplasma
- Trichomonas
- Gardnerella
- HIV

All the above tests could be carried out separately by request.

Additional Syphilis testing can also be carried out if required.

Before the appointment
Please do not pass urine for two hours before your appointment.

During the appointment 
Our Doctor will discuss the history of your symptoms and concerns.
You will be advised of all costs and expected result times (2-3 days).
The necessary swabs, blood or urine samples will be taken.

After the appointment
Your samples will be taken directly to our local laboratory. 
Any positive results can be treated/managed and a chargeable follow up consultation would be indicated.
We can e-mail you the results after discussing it with you.

Fees
Cost of STI screen: £250 (appointment fee included)

If you feel you have been exposed to the virus or have taken part in any ‘high risk’ activities (such as unprotected sex or sharing contaminated needles) you should consider getting tested.
Completely confidential, we offer fast results from accredited testing laboratories.

We offer the HIV DUO test, 28 Day HIV Testing for exposures occurring 28 days before your HIV test. Results expected within 48 hours.

During the appointment
- Our Doctor will discuss the history of your symptoms and concerns.
- You will be advised of all costs and expected result times (48 hours).
- A blood sample will be taken.

After the appointment
- Your samples will be taken directly to our local laboratory.
- Results are usually available within 48 hours. We can email you the results after discussing it with you.
- If you test positive a follow up consultation will be indicated.

Fees
Cost of HIV Test: £120 (appointment fee included)

Hepatitis B and C are STIs that cause inflammation of the liver and can lead to significant liver damage.

Symptoms may include tiredness, aches, fever, nausea and vomiting, however in many cases there are no symptoms. If you feel you have been exposed to the virus or have taken part in any ‘high risk’ activities (such as unprotected sex or sharing needles) you should consider getting tested.

During the appointment
- Our Doctor will discuss the history of your symptoms and concerns.
- You will be advised of all costs and expected result times (48 hours).
- A blood sample will be taken.

After the appointment
- Your samples will be taken directly to our local laboratory.
- Results are usually available within 48 hours. We can email you the results after discussing it with you.
- If you test positive a follow up consultation will be indicated.

Fees
Cost of Hep B: £100 (appointment fee included)
Cost of Hep C: £100 (appointment fee included)

We provide a private service offering cervical smears and also HPV vaccination.

A cervical smear test (the Papanicolaou test is known as a Pap smear, Pap test, cervical smear, or smear test), is a method of detecting abnormal (potentially pre-cancerous) cells and cancerous processes in the cervix in order to prevent cervical cancer. The cervix is the entrance to the womb from the vagina. Combined with cervical screening, the HPV vaccination is also an important step towards preventing cervical cancer.

What Does A Cervical Smear Test Involve?
A small amount of discomfort could be lifesaving, a private appointment for a cervical smear test takes just under 30 minutes. We process and return your results within 4 to 5 working days.

Having a regular screen means that any abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix can be identified at an early stage and, if necessary, treated to stop cancer developing.

It is estimated that early detection and treatment can prevent up to 75% of cervical cancers.

Fees
Cost of Cervical Smear: £125 (appointment fee included)

Vaginal Discharge
The vaginal environment is a complex ecosystem and can be easily upset, leading to abnormal vaginal discharge. Two third of cases of abnormal vaginal discharge are due to infections and one third is due to non-infective causes. The commonest infective causes include Bacterial vaginosis, thrush, Trichmonas vaginalis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea and herpes.

Abnormal discharge is usually excessive in amount, may be offensive in smell and have a different colour to normal discharge i.e. yellow or green. Often there are other symptoms associated with the discharge, which points towards infection such as itching, redness, pain on passing urine,

Common Infections

Bacterial Vaginosis
This is the commonest cause of abnormal vaginal discharge and is due to overgrowth of mixed bacteria species such as Gardnerella. These replace normal Lactobacillus bacteria that keep the vaginal environment acidic. The discharge is grey/green in colour and tends to have a fishy smell.

Although Bacterial vaginosis is not a sexually transmitted infection, it often occurs in sexually active women.

Diagnosis can be made on culturing the organism from a vaginal swab.

Bacterial vaginosis is treated with the antibiotic metronidazole.

Routine testing and treatment of male partners is not recommended as it does not prevent recurrences

Thrush
This is infection of the vulval and vagina as a consequence of overgrowth of the yeast, Candida. Thrush can be caused by a number of factors such as vaginal douching, tight fitting clothing, antibiotic treatment and other medications like the contraceptive pill and steroid. It is also seen more commonly in diabetics and can be precipitated by sexual intercourse.

The discharge tends to be cream coloured and is often associated with itching symptoms. Severe thrush can also cause pain on passing urine, redness and swelling to the vulva.

Diagnosis can be made on the history or examination and/or by culturing the yeast by vaginal swab.

Treatment is either with antifungal cream or pessary. Antifungal tablets can be used as a one off dose.

Trichomonas vaginalis
Trichomonas is protozoa and is a sexually transmitted infection. It is most common in women between 18 to 35 years of age.
It usually presents with offensive smelling yellow vaginal discharge. This is associated with vulval itch and sometimes lower abdominal pain and discomfort on passing urine.

Trichomonas can increase the risk of HIV infection and is associated with pelvic inflammatory disease and can lead to complications during pregnancy.

Diagnosis is via culture of the organism from a vaginal swab.

Treatment is with the antibiotic, Metronidazole.

As it is a STI, positive patients should be treated and screened for other STIs, as should their partners.

Fees
Cost of Female Swab: £125 (appointment fee included)

BCG / Mantoux (TB) Test
If you are at risk of contracting tuberculosis (TB), we can provide the Mantoux screening test and the BCG vaccination which gives between 70%-80% protection against the disease.

TB is a potentially lethal infection caused by a bacterium called mycobacterium tuberculosis. It primarily attacks the lungs. The BCG vaccine is given as a single dose following a ‘negative’ Mantoux test. You should consider getting tested and vaccinated if:
You have been in contact with those suffering from TB
You are travelling to and from countries with a high level of TB
You work in the health care professions

If you represent a company, we can advise you on the best approach to employee vaccinations.

How it works
When you come in for your treatment we will discuss the test and vaccination with you and make you as comfortable and calm as possible.

You will first have the Mantoux test. This involves a single injection into the arm. You may experience mild itching or swelling
You will have to return exactly two days later for us to ‘read’ the reaction
If your Mantoux test is negative, you will be given your BCG vaccination
A small red spot will usually develop within a few weeks of the vaccination; this will heal to form a small scar
If your Mantoux test comes back positive you will require a chest X-ray, which we can organise with the Nuffield private hospital 

Fees
Cost of TB Testing (Mantoux Test) - £100 (appointment fee included)
Cost of TB Vaccine / BCG Vaccination - £100 (appointment fee included)

Sexual Health Clinic Glasgow
Address

Dr Carole McAlister
87 Barrington Drive
Glasgow G4 9ES

Tel: 0141 339 0894
email: info@gpmatters.com

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