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We have tested over 1 million people for the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis with 99% of results given within 72 hours...

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Confidential NHS testing

RUclear offers tests from the NHS, for the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis.

How it works

To get a test follow these simple steps

Call our confidential advice line for more information
0800 0461303

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection diagnosed in the UK.

For most people, chlamydia is a simple infection and can be easily treated with antibiotics.

However, if left untreated it can lead to long term complications and may affect your fertility.

Chlamydia symptoms
Most people will not have symptoms, however some can include:

In women

  • A vaginal discharge
  • The need to urinate more often
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Pain during sex
  • Pain in the pelvis or lower abdomen
  • Any irregular bleeding between periods or after sex

In men
• A discharge from the tip of the penis
• Pain and/or burning when passing urine
• Painful swelling of the testicles

What is Gonorrhoea?

Gonorrhoea is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection passed on from one person to another during sex.

Gonorrhoea symptoms

10% of men and 80% of women have no symptoms but symptoms may include:

In women
  • Vaginal discharge that is different than usual
  • The need to urinate more often
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Pain during sex
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Any irregular bleeding between periods or after sex
In men
  • A white, yellow or green discharge from the tip of the penis
  • Pain and/or burning when passing urine
  • Painful swelling of the testicles

What is the treatment?

Treatment for gonorrhoea is usually a simple of course of antibiotics.

If your test for gonorrhoea is positive you will be asked to attend a sexual health clinic in a hospital where you will have another test to check what antibiotics the infection will respond to.

RUClear is run by the NHS, the tests are of a high quality.


What is Syphilis?

Syphilis is a bacterial infection and is usually passed on through having sex with someone who has the infection.

Pregnant women can pass the condition onto their unborn baby, which can cause a miscarriage, stillbirth or birth defects.

It may also be possible to catch syphilis if you are an injecting drug user and you share a needle or other injecting equipment with somebody who has the infection.

Syphilis Symptoms

The symptoms of syphilis are the same for men and women. These can be difficult to recognise and not everyone will get symptoms.

The symptoms of syphilis develop in three stages:

Stage 1 (primary syphilis)

Symptoms of syphilis begin with a painless but highly infectious sore at the site of infection. This may on the genitals or sometimes around the mouth and is known as a chancre. If somebody else comes into close contact with the sore, typically during sexual contact, they can also become infected. The sore can last two to six weeks before disappearing.

Stage 2 (secondary syphilis)

Secondary symptoms, which may include a skin rash, fever, patchy hair loss and development of further chancres may then develop. These symptoms may disappear within a few weeks, after which you experience a latent (hidden) phase with no symptoms, which can last for years.

Stage 3 (tertiary syphilis)

Some people will go on to develop tertiary syphilis. At this stage, it can cause serious damage to the body but can still be treated

What is the Treatment?

Treatment for syphilis is usually a course of antibiotics.

If your test is positive for syphilis you will be asked to attend a sexual health clinic where you will have another blood test to confirm the diagnosis and check whether the infection is an old or new infection.

RUClear is run by the NHS, the tests are of a high quality.

What is HIV?

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HIV gradually destroys an infected person's immune system, which protects them from infections, reducing their protections against infections and cancers.

Testing through RUClear for Syphilis automatically tests for HIV.

HIV Symptoms

Initially between two and six weeks after being infected many people develop symptoms, although they may not recognise them at the time as they are often very mild and mistaken for other illnesses such as a cold or glandular fever.

These are:

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Tiredness
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Swollen glands
  • A blotchy rash

After these initial symptoms have gone, HIV will often not cause any symptoms for many years although the virus will be continually growing and damaging the immune system.

What is the Treatment?

No drugs completely cure the HIV infection however with early diagnosis treatment can keep the HIV virus under control and the immune system healthy. People on HIV treatment can live a long and healthy, active life.

If HIV is diagnosed late, treatment may be less effective and therefore affect quality of life.

RUClear is run by the NHS, the tests are of a high quality.

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