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Archers storyline highlights STI issue

Radio soap raises awareness of STIs

The popular and long-running radio soap, The Archers, has put sexually transmitted infections into the public eye with its latest storyline. Listeners of the show are eagerly awaiting the results of character Phoebe’s STI test following a love affair with a local fruit picker.

Amongst a range of themes running throughout the story was Phoebe’s reluctance to visit her local STI clinic. The character was embarrassed in case she saw someone that she knew and also scared to touch anything in the clinic.

Her thoughts and fears reflect how people feel about visiting NHS clinics across the country and with cuts to public health services STI clinics are unlikely to become any more pleasant. With many clinics also making it difficult to book appointments it also means that visiting can be a long and inconvenient experience.

Private STI Testing from Your Sexual Health

Luckily, Your Sexual Health offers a unique alternative in the form of private STI testing that allows you to book an appointment at a clinic that suits you. Our service is completely confidential, with the only people who need to know about your visit is you and us.

Our service allows you to get a range of private STI tests in comfortable surroundings. If you test positive for any STIs you will also be offered a free telephone consultation to ensure that you get the medication and treatment that you require.

As well as offering clinic tests we can also collect samples in the comfort of your own home using our mobile clinic and postal tests. This means that you can escape the need to visit clinics completely.

You can book your tests on our website by visiting our private STD test page. To find out more about any of our services, contact us today on 0161 660 2599 and info@yoursexualhealth.co.uk.