Sexual Health Clinic
3fivetwo Healthcare is here to provide fast access to the highest level of diagnosis and care for patients who have concerns about their sexual health. This confidential service is offered in a private setting for both male and female clients at Kingsbridge Private Hospital on the Lisburn Road in Belfast.
Our specialist medical team is available at short notice for the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the investigation of pain associated with sex or STIs.
We are now pleased to be offering new STI health screen packages which have been designed to offer you peace of mind at a price which is affordable to you. Our packages are listed below;
Simple 2 £130
Testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
Standard 6 £245
Testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
Complete 12 £345
Testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis, Gardnerella, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, Herpes Simplex 1, Herpes Simplex 2, HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
Instant HIV £140
Once you have received your confidential screening at Kingsbridge Private Hospital you will be given a username and password so you can check your results online.
To find out more about STI's and their symptoms please click on the links below;
Chlamydia It is one of the most common STI’s. It is known as the silent STI as up to 75% women and 50% men can have no symptoms.
Genital Herpes is a viral infection which is easily transmitted from person to person. It is caused by the Herpes simplex virus which is of 2 types and characteristically presents as painful blistering skin lesions, but only type 2 is an STI found in the genital area
Genital Warts are a very common STI. They usually present as non-painful lumps in the genital are caused by the HPV virus.
Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection which can cause vaginal/penile discharge, pelvic pain, or pain on passing urine.
Hepatitis B (HEPB) is a virus that can be transmitted by sexual intercourse and cause inflammation of the liver.
Hepatitis C (HEPC) is a virus is usually transmitted from sharing needles, from mother to baby but also through sexual contact.
HIV is a virus that can cause AIDS. It can be transmitted by sexual intercourse and stays in the body for life, attacking your immune system so that you are unable to fight infections.
Syphilis is caused by direct contact with a syphilis sore or lesion. Ulcers can be found in the genital area and also in the mouth.
Trichomoniasis is a STI that can cause vaginal/penile discharge. It is caused by the trichomoniasis parasite.
WHAT IS A STI?
A sexually transmitted infection is an infection that can be passed from one person to another through sexual intercourse (vaginal, anal or oral).
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A STI?
- Genital lumps
- Genital sores or ulcers
- Itching in the pubic/genital area
- None of the above – many STI’S have no symptoms but can still be contagious and affect general health and fertility
- Penile or Vaginal discharge
WHEN SHOULD I HAVE AN STI SCREEN?
- If you have any of the symptoms listed above
- Before each new sexual relationship, if you have been previously sexually active
- You may need regular screening if you are high risk
WHAT DOES A SEXUAL HEALTH SCREEN INVOLVE?
- A consultation with our Private GP – consultations are 100% confidential
- Bloods – for HIV, syphilis, Hepatitis B and C if deemed appropriate by doctor
- Depending on your symptoms you may have swabs taken.
- Urine testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea - these are the most common STIs
We can tailor individual packages or provide single tests if required. We also offer a range of common STI profiles.
If you are worried about a particular exposure and you have no symptoms, it is advisable to wait 2 weeks before you are screened.