Getting Tested - Where?

 

Clinics are staffed with doctors, nurses and young peoples health workers who will talk to you about your sexual health and will not judge.

 

Don’t be scared or embarrassed! Anything you tell staff will be kept confidential.

 

If they suspect that you or another young person are at risk of harm, they might need to tell other services. But they will talk to you before they do this.

 

We have special services for young people across Tayside including LINC clinics in Angus and Perth and The Corner in Dundee but you can go to any sexual health clinic to be tested.

 

Click here for details

 

You can bring a partner or friend with you for support if you want.

 

You can also be tested at your GP or by some youth services.

 

To find services go to Find Help

 

 

Getting Tested - How?

 

If you do not have any symptoms, the tests are very simple and you do not need to be examined.

 

• Boys – pee into a pot

• Girls – you take a swab from your vagina with a cotton bud

 

A blood sample is required to test for HIV and syphilis.

 

For more info click here