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Sexual health

STIs can be caused by virus, fungus, parasite or bacteria. Anyone who is sexually active may be at risk of acquiring an STI. The risk is higher for those with increased numbers of sexual partners, or who have had sex with someone who has/had many partners, or have had unprotected sex.

Sexually transmitted infections

Overviews, incubation times and sample sites

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Sexual health tests

Test codes, sample types, and turn-around times.

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FAST sexual health screening tests

Test codes and turn-around times

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Rapid Xpert HIV-1

This qualitative test provides on-demand molecular testing for early diagnosis of HIV-1 (from 10 days).

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Lead consultants

Dr Mark Atkins
BSc (Hons), MSc, MBBS, FRCPath

Dr Robin Smith