Safe sex – want to protect yourself and your partner(s)?

Young Hackney: If you are under the age of 25 years, you can access free condoms from a range of local venues listed here:

Free Condoms - Young Hackney

Worried about an STI?

If you have had unprotected sex or are worried you might have caught a sexually -transmitted infection (STI) because you have symptoms, please contact us for confidential, sensitive help. We can get you the right tests and help you make sure sexual partners are notified, if you test positive.

Free Home STI testing: If you are over the age of 16 you can also order a free STI test kit to be delivered to your home via this website. You complete a simple form online, order the kit and your results are sent to you by text or email. It is simple, fast and secure!

Chlamydia testing: GPs and practice nurses will often offer chlamydia screening to people seeking sexual health advice. If you are between the age of 15 and 24 years old, it is recommended that you have a Chlamydia test annually or on every change of person you have sex with.

HIV testing: If you are concerned that you might have HIV or you are a newly registered patient at our practice, feel free to ask for an HIV test.

Cervical screening: All women aged between 25 – 65 years are entitled to participate in the national cervical screening programme. There’s information for all eligible groups including trans women, women who have undergone surgery, and had the HPV vaccination.

Support for LQBTQI+ community: 56 Dean Street is a specialist sexual health clinic in London. For more information please see here.

You can find more information about other STIs here.

Need Emergency Hormonal Contraception?

Emergency hormonal contraception is available to buy from most pharmacies.

You can also complete an online consultation and order the emergency contraceptive pill for free from the Sexual Health London service.

Do you think you are at risk of catching HIV?

Pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP) can significantly reduce the chances of catching HIV. If you would like to find out more, please see:

HIV prevention | Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust