How to Take an At Home Herpes Test
At LetsGetChecked, we want to inform you on how to take an at home herpes test. We also want to identify some key symptoms and causes of herpes that you should be aware of, regarding the incurable infection. What is herpes? Genital Herpes Simplex is an incurable sexually transmitted infection caused by […]Read more
What are the most common STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)?
STDs are sexually transmitted diseases, also known as sexually transmitted infections. They are very common at the moment, as we’re are in the middle of an epidemic of many spreading infections including gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV and hepatitis. Many people get confused about the terminology for STD and STI, yet they are the […]Read more
How do STDs affect pregnancy?
How do the most common STDs affect pregnancy? Can you get pregnant with an STD? Can a baby be born with an STD? At LetsGetChecked, we understand the complex area of STDs and pregnancy. We see high volumes of pregnant women contacting our medical teams, worrying about the possibility that they may have contracted an […]Read more
What is Herpes? Find out with Dr. Dominic Rowley
To learn all about herpes virus, check out our video with consultant physician in genitourinary medicine and LetsGetChecked medical director Dr. Dominic Rowley.Read more
LetsGetChecked in Dears Pharmacy
LetsGetChecked is a convenient and confidential personal health testing service. The service is now available in Dears Pharmacy. Dears have 5 locations in Edinburgh and Fife all of which currently offer the LetsGetChecked range of personal sexual health tests.Read more
LetsGetChecked in Boots Ireland
You can now order the LetsGetChecked service from Boots.ie and either, have your test shipped directly to you by next day delivery or collect the test from a local Boots pharmacy, at a time which is convenient for you. The service is convenient, confidential and provides another access point to getting tested. No appointments, no waiting rooms and no time off work.Read more
London has the highest rate of STIs in the UK
Which city has the highest rate of STIs in the UK? It has been awarded the unfavourable honour of being the place where you are most likely to catch a sexually transmitted infection.Read more
Hepatitis C: What You Need to Know
You could have Hepatitis C but not know it. Hep C is yet another one of those viral infections that can remain hidden for a long time. Hepatitis C (HCV) is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation, sometimes leading to serious liver damage. HCV spreads through contaminated blood.Read more
12 STI Facts of Christmas
The festive season is a time for letting loose and having fun, it's no surprise that research has shown a massive spike in sexual activity over the holiday period. Unfortunately, the combination of Christmas cheer and high alcohol consumption often leads to risky sexual behaviour and the unwanted gift of an STI.Read more
Pubic Hair Removal: A Cause Of STDs?
New research has surfaced, this study has found that frequent groomers of the pubic region are 3-4 times more likely to contract an STD. Pubic hair grooming has become very popular worldwide among women and men due to a perspective shift in the way we view our bodies.Read more