When it comes to sexual health, lots of gay men like to speak with a supportive doctor who understands the ins and outs of gay sex.
Download a full list of Gay Friendly GPs here.
Getting A Sexual Health Check at Your GP
Can I get a sexual health check at my general practitioner (GP)?
Any GP can perform a sexual health check. You can ask for one during any GP visit.
What if I feel uncomfortable asking my GP for a sexual health check?
Asking your GP for a sexual health check can be difficult, especially if they don’t know you are gay or bisexual. If so, you can:
- Visit a different GP just for your sexual health tests. You can find a list of gay-friendly GPs here.
- Visit your GP for a different reason, and then bring up sexual health testing at the end.
- Print this letter and give it to your GP. The letter asks your GP to do all the tests recommended in the latest guidelines.
How often should I get tested?
The guidelines recommend you should get tested at least once a year if you have had any type of sex with another man in the previous year.
You should get tested up to four times a year if you have had:
- Any unprotected anal sex
- More than 10 sexual partners in six months
- Participated in group sex
- Used recreational drugs during sex
- Are HIV-positive