Sexual Health

STI Test/ STD testing We offer a range of sexual health services which are 100% anonymous and confidential. You don’t need to give us your real name and we won’t keep any records.

Our private doctors are fully qualified and can be seen in our General practice consulting rooms in Emsworth in Hampshire or private clinic in Boxgrove, Chichester, West Susssex,

Our Private Doctors services include;

Comfort screen

Chlamydia Trachomatis, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma genitalium, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Trichomonas Vaginalis, Gardnerella Vaginalis, Herpes Simplex Virus I&II

Full STI/ STD screening

We can test you for any individual STD/STI you are concerned about or, we can complete a full screen giving you complete peace of mind.

A full screen includes; 

HIV testing

Discreet and rapid result HIV testing, we appreciate that this can be an especially stressful time and so our doctors can offer a rapid result HIV test, giving you peace of mind quickly and easily.

Early Detection Screen for - HIV, Hep B, Hep C, Syphillis

Giving accurate results from 10 days post exposure. Results are available after 4 working days. We are unable to do these tests on Thursday after 1200.

HIV 1&2 AB/Ag- 5th Generation Test

Results available normally in 2 working days. This 5th Generation assay provides more information by specifically identifying HIV-1 or HIV-2 and allows results of antigen and antibody detection to be reported individually. Because antigens and antibodies are detectable at different stages of the infection, reporting of both helps to differentiate between acute and established HIV infection. HIV-1 and HIV-2 are the two types of HIV, with HIV-1 being the most widespread worldwide. The two viruses are similar but distinct and different, which means that tests targeted to one type, will not detect the other.

HIV - Instant test

The Instant HIV test is licenced from 14 days post exposure but it is best to leave it until 18-28 days post exposure. This test requires either a finger prick or a blood test from your arm. The results are available to you in 10-15 minutes. Our test is CE accredited as a 4th Generation test measuring HIV-1 p24 Antigen and HIV-1/2 Antigen / Antibody. If you need to know before this we can arrange an early detection screen from 10 days post exposure. This RNA test takes 5 working days and can be found under Early Detection screen.

HIV screen - Instant and follow up Day 90 test

Our 4th generation instant HIV test detects both HIV-1/2 antibodies and the HIV-1 p24 antigen, which can appear just 12-26 days after infection. HIV-1/2 antibodies first appear significantly later – 20 to 45 days after infection. Our instant HIV test is licenced from just 12 days post exposure but best taken at 18-28 days post exposure. Studies have shown our instant HIV test exhibits high specificity, excellent ability to detect Ab and demonstrates good sensitivity for detecting early HIV infections This package provides an instant test and then the recommended subsequent gold standard 5th Generation HIV laboratory blood test at 3 months. This allows total confirmation of your status which can be reassuring to get an early test but then total confirmation at 90 days.

HPV testing

We can both test for and vaccinate against the HPV virus which can cause cervical cancer and genital warts.

More information about STI tests in Hampshire and Sussex, is available on our sister websites at

www.sti-test-sussex.co.uk or www.sti-test-hampshire.co.uk

Home testing for Chlamydia –

Postal tests are as simple as 1 2 3

1. Place your order by calling 01243 388 712 and receive your discretely packaged postal kit 

2. Provide a urine sample in the container and post back in the included envelope

3. Your anonymous results will be sent to you by text or e-mail -you decide.

We have rapid results – next day delivery – discrete packaging and billing.

Whatever your concerns we can help.

Whatever your concerns we can help -  just give us a call on 033 022 02000 or 01243 766447 or use our online booking system.

Making time for your health

At Southdowns we believe that giving our patients time to discuss their health is a critical factor in good health.

Our consultations are unhurried, allowing us to fully explore your concerns and talk through any issues you want to discuss.

Patient Confidentiality

We do not share any information about our clients with anyone else, unless you give expressed permission. Unlike the NHS we operate an “opt-in” policy regarding data sharing, meaning that unless told otherwise we will not share your details with any third parties.