Test at home

STI results by text in 7 days

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SH:24 provides free and confidential STI testing that you can access 24 hours a day. We test for: Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis & HIV.

Home STI test kit delivery

Testing at home

Your test kit will arrive in a plain envelope. It will contain everything you need to provide us with samples that we will test in our lab. Your details will not appear on any of the samples or the freepost return envelope.

Have I got an STI?

Many people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have no symptoms.

STIs can pass from one person to another during sex, especially if you don’t use a condom.

It is a good idea to get tested, especially if you have recently changed partners. Most infections can be cured.

It can take time for some STIs to show up in tests - learn when STIs show up in tests before you take one.

How does the STI test work?

The SH:24 test kit is easy to do at home. Answer the questions below to find out which test kit you need and how each test works.

What's your gender?

Who do you have sex with?

Home STI test kit

Getting your test results

Every test kit has to be sent back to the lab for analysis. There’s a grey freepost return envelope included. Your details will not appear on any of the samples or the freepost envelope, as SH:24 is completely confidential.

We will keep you updated by text message. We will send a text when your test kit has been dispatched to you and when the lab receives your samples.

We will text you your test results as soon as possible - always within 7 days. If you do have an infection, we will advise you of how to get treatment and further support.

Sexual health support by phone

How do I get treatment?

We will send you your results by text message. If you have an infection, SH:24 will advise you to visit your local clinic for treatment. In some cases, an NHS clinician may call you to offer additional advice.

Typically, treatment will include a course of antibiotics, and may require you to attend a clinic in person.

You can also find your nearest sexual health clinic at any time at sxt.org.uk