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SEXUAL HEALTH

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WHAT DOES GUM CLINIC SEE?

- STI TESTING & TREATMENT

- GENITAL WART TREATMENT

- HIV TREATMENT/TESTING

- PrEP TABLETS FOR HIV PREVENTION

- FREE CONDOMS

- PREGNANCY TESTING

- SPECIFIC VACCINATIONS

- SAFER SEX EDUCATION

Our practice offers the insertion of 'IUD's' (Intrauterine Devices) also known as 'coils' which are used as long acting contraception as well as menopause symptom management.

STIs and Genitourinary Medicine (GUM)

GUM CLINIC BELFAST TRUST - 02896152111 ​

Phone 8.15am to 11am Monday-Friday

Outside this time, you can phone 0800567123 for advice

 

You can go to ANY of the GUM clinics in Northern Ireland - it doesn't matter where you live. See here.
 

STIs are Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Many STIs have no symptoms and can remain hidden.

If you are looking for sexual health screening tests, such as for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis - and do not have any symptoms - a discrete and convenient home test kit can be ordered here online from SH:24. In sexually active individuals at risk of STIs, we recommend this is done once every 3-4 months, even when symptom free.

This is the quickest and most convenient way of checking for most STIs if you have no symptoms.

If you are having symptoms of what you think might be an STI, such as pain or discharge - you should contact the local Genitourinary Medicine service (GUM) clinic for a direct appointment. You should phone them as early as possible on the day you are symptomatic to book in to be seen.

This is because they offer a wider range of screening tests for STIs and rapid access to treatment and follow up for your sexual health problems. They also can offer specific vaccines and advice that can protect you further.

If you think you may be at risk of contracting HIV in future sexual encounters, there is now a tablet you can take to vastly reduce this risk. It's called 'PrEP' or Pre-exposure Prophylaxis. This is available directly through the GUM clinic.

Don't forget, some people are eligible for extra vaccines that protect them from certain STIs. You can ask the GUM service about this directly. These include Hepatitis, HPV and MonkeyPox, where appropriate.

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