Sexually transmitted infections, also known as STIs, are a number of infections that can be transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse, genital contact, and other forms of sexual activity such as oral and anal sex. P&S chemist provides a rapid STI testing and treatment service for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea, which is available to everyone who is sexually active. With your results returned between five (5) and seven (7) days. Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are two of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the UK. Which affects more fifteen (15) to twenty-four (24) year-olds than any other sexually transmitted infection, irrespective of your gender or sexual orientation.
Many STIs, such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea can be cured with antibiotics. Some, such as HIV, unfortunately, have no cure, but can be treated to alleviate symptoms. It is worth remembering that you cannot tell if someone has an STI just by looking at them, this includes yourself, so it is important to get a check-up if you have had unprotected sex or think you might be at risk.
If you think you are at risk of having an STI or have any symptoms of Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea, visit us at our pharmacy for our rapid testing and treatment service, or alternatively your doctor, Community Contraceptive Service, such as Bewize,
If you would like to find out more about P&S Chemist's STI testing and treatment service for Chlamydia including the symptoms, what the test involves, and how it is treated, please click here. If you would like this information for Gonorrhoea, please click here.
If you are aged 15-25 and require urgent sexual health advice, and it's outside P&S Chemist's opening hours please see our local sexual health clinic, Bewize, with details of services and a full list of support below.
Free and Confidential Sexual Health advice for Young People in Redbridge (Bewize)
Bewize offers advice and support to young people (aged 15-25) who are looking for sexual health advice or to get tested for Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea. View our service leaflet to see the full list of support available.
You can pick up Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing kits at participating pharmacies in Redbridge or call us and arrange to collect a testing kit from one of our hubs. Testing is free and confidential, and you will receive your results within 7-10 working days.
The Come Correct Scheme for under 25's
Register for a C-card and get free condoms at participating pharmacies displaying the Come Correct logo - register online and collect your condoms in-store.