There are several ways to test for an STI, depending on your symptoms and the type of sexual contact you’ve had. In some cases you can take the test yourself.
- Urine and/or blood sample
- Swabs – taken from your genitals, throat or rectum. In some services you might be able to take the swab yourself in private.
- Taking a look – usually at your genitals. If you haven’t had any symptoms, you don’t usually need to be examined.