Online clinic on sexual health 2013
From 12 - 18 June 2013 NHS Choices and talkhealth teamed up with Just Between Us, HealthExpress, Terrence Higgins Trust, Saving Lives, Women's Health Concern, Brook and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation to present an Online Clinic on sexual health. The clinic is now only open for viewing.
Clinical experts answered questions about issues surrounding all areas of sexual health including contraception, sexually transmitted diseases (STI's), HIV, sex & relationships and pregnancy and you can read the questions and answers in this clinic by clicking the blue ‘Go to this Online Clinic’ button above.
Please also check our list of future clinic dates here.
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Dr Richard Ma
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Just Between Us
Private and discreet home STI test, that is convenient and ‘just between us’
Just Between Us are a leading provider of home STI testing kits, for individuals looking for a discreet, quick and easy-to-use alternative to visiting a GP or sexual health clinic.
The Just Between Us online Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing service makes it quick and simple for an individual to access STI testing from home in a secure and, above all, private manner. Once an individual has requested an online test, a discreetly packaged home STI testing kit is delivered directly to their door. The individual provides a urine sample which is posted back in the collection kit provided. Test results are available to collect online, via secure login, in two to three days from receipt of sample.
The home STI testing service is backed by Source BioScience, a UK-based accredited provider of diagnostic services to the NHS. Source BioScience has a strong reputation and established track record for providing screening and diagnostic testing for cancer and other diseases and additional predictive testing for treatment optimisation for clinicians and patients.
HealthExpress is the first legal online clinic in the UK, HealthExpress provides support, advice and treatment for common medical conditions that patients do not always feel comfortable talking about. The service provides information on each of the conditions and offers a free online medical consultation with a registered doctor.
They have been around since 2002 and in that time have helped thousands of people to successfully treat various sensitive medical complaints, whilst retaining their core values of patient discretion and convenience.
What you can expect from HealthExpress
- Secure and confidential online consultations
- Personalised diagnoses and treatment options
- Private prescriptions issued by registered doctors
- Free medical support and advice
- Genuine medications dispatched from registered pharmacies
- Easy repeat prescription ordering service
- Comprehensive information on all medications and conditions
Terrence Higgins Trust
Terrence Higgins TrustTerrence Higgins Trust are the largest voluntary sector provider of HIV and sexual health services in the UK, delivering services from our local centres across Great Britain. We provide a range of clinical services offering testing for HIV and other STIs as well as treatment for non-complex STIs; some of our clinics also offer an integrated contraception service.
Saving Lives aims to raise awareness of the importance of HIV testing, and reduce the barriers which still dissuade many from testing, including stigma and lack of education. We undertake campaigns in the media and various clinical settings involving prominent, clear and accessible messaging, celebrity and sporting advocates, and high-impact graphics. Our aim is to reduce the proportion of undiagnosed HIV in the UK and normalise HIV testing.
Women's Health Concern
Women’s Health Concern (WHC) provides an independent service to advise, reassure and educate women of all ages about their health, wellbeing and lifestyle concerns, to enable them to work in partnership with their own medical practitioners and health advisers. They offer unbiased information – by telephone, email, in print, online and through conferences, seminars and symposia.
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is a nationally significant charity, which serves over 40,000 lesbian, gay and bisexual people a year. It offers a wide range of services and activities ranging from support groups, to face-to-face counseling and anti-homophobia projects in schools. They also provide a sexual health programme which includes a range of clinical services offering testing for HIV and other STIs and offer a long-running condom and lube distribution scheme.
Brook is the UK's leading provider of sexual health services and advice for young people under 25. The charity has nearly 50 years of experience working with young people and currently has services in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Jersey.
Brook services provide free and confidential sexual health information, contraception, pregnancy testing, advice and counselling, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and outreach and education work, reaching over 290,000 young people every year. www.brook.org.uk. Ask Brook helpline 0808 802 1234.