RUClear is run by the NHS, the tests are of a high quality and are FREE.
RUClear offer free tests to Greater Manchester residents under 25 years, Hull and East Riding residents over 16 with no upper age limit for the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis.
STIs are passed on through intimate sexual contact. They can be passed on during vaginal, anal and oral sex, as well as through other intimate contact with an infected partner.
Common STIs in this country include chlamydia and gonorrhoea and RUClear offer a test and treatment which is free and painless for these two infections. Across the country all sexually active young people under 25 are being encouraged to be tested for chlamydia as it is the most common STI and most people do not know they have it. If left undiagnosed it can lead to long term problems such as infertility.
At RUClear we also offer free testing for HIV and syphilis which is a small finger prick blood sample. Both of these infections, as well as being passed on through intimate sexual contact, can be passed on through blood including sharing needles. If left undiagnosed both of these infections can drastically affect quality of life.
If you would like further information on how to receive a test kit for some, or all of these infections please go to the 'Take a Test' section or telephone our confidential help line between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm Monday to Friday or between 8.30 am and 6.30 pm every Tuesday.
RUClear is a confidential service where you can feel safe taking a test, getting a result and talking to us.
What is Confidentiality?
Confidentiality means not telling anyone else about anything you have said to us or about the information we have about you. Occasionally There may be exceptional circumstances when we are required by law to share your information - for example if we get information that suggests that you or another are at serious risk of harm, we may have to discuss this with other services in order to protect you.
If you are under 16, you still have the same rights to confidentiality as anyone else and you will be treated no differently.
If you are under 13, we are likely to be more worried about you having sex but you still have the same right to confidentiality.
Your Confidentiality if You Are Positive
Confidentiality is no different if you test positive unless we are completely unable to contact you to inform you of your infection.
In some instances we may not be able to contact you due to incorrect contact details. It is important that you regularly inform us of any changes to your contact details, especially new mobile phone numbers. We always recommend if you have not received your results within 2 weeks of your test you contact the RUClear Office on 0800 046 1303.
The RUClear Policy is to try on 3 separate occasions a week apart to contact you. If we are unable to do this we will contact your registered GP so that they are able to treat you when you next visit them.
We collect information about which pages of our website are visited and how users have come to the site. None of the information we collate from our website enables us to identify individual users. It is collected to help us understand more about how the site is used, for example, which is the most popular page.
If you have any further questions regarding confidentiality at RUClear then please telephone us on our confidential and free number 0800 046 1303 and one of our advisors will be able to help you.