Sexual health

It is important to pay attention to your sexual health whatever your age, and whether you are in a long term relationship or not.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

If you are sexually active, you may be at risk of catching a STI (also known as STD). Practising safe sex and always using a condom can reduce the risk of infection.

If you think you may have an STI we would advise you to make an appointment to see your GP or visit one of the local sexual health clinics.

NHS Choices offer advice and details of sexual health services, including details of local services.

Young people

Getting it On offers information for teenagers about sexual health and drug and alcohol services in South West London.

Young people under the age of 25 can get free condoms from the c-card scheme, and those aged between 16 and 24 can get a free Chlamydia test.

HIV and AIDS

If you are worried you could have HIV, you should get tested now. An early diagnosis can increase the chances of staying healthy and living a normal life span.

NHS Choices offers information about HIV including details about local services.

Where to get a test

West Middlesex Hospital
Telephone: 020 8321 5718
Website: www.wmuh.nhs.uk

Kingston Hospital (Wolverton Centre)
Telephone: 020 8974 9331
Webiste: www.sexualhealthkingston.co.uk

Queen Mary’s Hospital (Roehampton Clinic)
Telephone: 020 8487 6861
Website: www.roehamptonclinic.nhs.uk

Support for people with HIV and AIDS

Contraception

There are many types of contraception. Speak to your GP or local contraceptive clinic to see which suits you best.

NHS Choices offers information about contraception including details about local services.

SWISH also has details of local clinics.