About STI treatments
Genital herpes treatment
A viral STI, there is no cure for herpes, which is a virus that can cause painful outbreaks. You can choose to treat outbreaks as they occur or take a treatment to prevent outbreaks.
If you've already been diagnosed with genital herpes, we can prescribe treatment. Your treatment will depend on how many times a year you experience an outbreak, more or less than 6. If it's more than 6, herpes suppression treatment could reduce the number of outbreaks you have.
This is a common STI and is treated efficiently with antibiotics. If you or your sexual partner have been diagnosed with chlamydia, we can prescribe you treatment. However, our service is only suitable if you are not experiencing symptoms.
If you are experiencing symptoms, we advise you to see your GP or go to a local sexual health clinic for treatment.
Genital warts treatment
Passed on through sex, genital warts are painless lumps or growths. If you're already been diagnosed, we can prescribe you treatment to help get rid of them. These treatments can be used discreetly at home.
Genital warts are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). We can prescribe an HPV vaccine to protect you against several strains of the virus that cause genital warts and some cancers.
Our STI treatment clinic
When you request a treatment, we'll ask you a series of questions as part of your online consultation. Your answers will be reviewed to ensure that the treatment we prescribe is safe for you to take.
Once your treatment has been approved, you can select either discreet delivery or collection.
If we are unable to prescribe the treatment you request, we'll recommend a course of action to ensure you receive the appropriate medical care.
Doctor's STI treatment advice
If you have been diagnosed already, we can treat you safely without a face-to-face appointment. You should complete the full course of treatment to ensure that infections and outbreaks are effectively treated.
As part of doctor-patient confidentiality, we won’t tell your regular doctor if you have requested any treatments or test kits from our site unless you explicitly ask us to. We recommend that you abstain from sex until you have had your STI treated.
STI testing at home
If you're sexually active and haven't had an STI test in the last 6 months, we advise that get yourself checked. We can provide home testing kits for a range of STIs, including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and HIV. This service is not suitable if you are experiencing symptoms - in this case, please visit your GP or a sexual health clinic.
Order the kit, follow the instructions to complete a simple test, then seal it and send off to our partner lab for analysis. You'll receive test results in a few days and in some cases can order treatment from us immediately. Kits are available for delivery.
The best way to look after your sexual health is to practise safe sex. We encourage you to talk to new sexual partners about their sexual history and whether they've recently had an STI test.
If you are having sex, using condoms for oral, vaginal and anal sex is the most effective way to avoid catching an STI. Be aware of anything unusual (smells, growths or discharge) from you or your partner, and never be afraid to say 'no' if you feel you're at risk. Some STIs cannot be cured, so be being safe in the moment could mean staying healthy in the future.
HPV vaccine information
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the name for a group of viruses. These viruses can cause genital warts and some kinds of cancer, including cervical and anal - these affect both men and women. It's transmitted by skin-to-skin contact and it's possible to be infected without having any symptoms.
Both men and women can be vaccinated against certain strains of HPV, although it's most effective if you get the vaccine before you become sexually active. If you'd like to find out more about HPV vaccination, visit our HPV clinic.