Warwick SU organises a series of GUM Clinics each year for students. The GUM Clinics are a free confidential drop-in service that offers testing for sexually-transmitted infections, as well as advice on sexual health matters and contraception. They are held in the SUHQ building on campus.
What Does The GUM Clinic Offer?
- Have a urine sample taken to test for such STIs as chlamydia and gonorrhoea. (It is a good Idea to avoid passing urine for at least two hours before being seen at the Clinic.)
- Have a blood test taken to test for blood transmitted diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.
- Sign-up for the C-Card, a free contraceptive scheme.
- Pick up some free contraception, such as condoms and lubricant.
- Discuss and gain advice on any sexual health concerns.
How Do I Get My Results?
The GUM Clinic will take down your details and take away your samples for testing. If you do not hear anything for 2 weeks afterwards, you can assume that they have found nothing to report back to you. However, if you wish to have confirmation of this, you can contact the Clinic after the 2 weeks are up on 0300 020 0027.
When are the GUM Clinics?
to find out the dates of upcoming GUM Clinics on campus.
Alternative Places to Get Tested
If the SU isn’t running a GUM Clinic, but you would still like to get tested, you can visit a clinic in Coventry or Leamington Spa. Your Local GP will also be able to offer some testing for STIs if requested.
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