Speedy testing for HIV and other STDs
State-of-the-art and designery Soho walk-in clinic for gay men wanting a check-up on their sexual health but with same-day results. An offshoot of established and neighbouring clinic 56 Dean Street (also part of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital) [see entry], this facility is the world's first sexual health clinic with an on-site Cepheid Infinity Machine, promising reliable diagnostic HIV, gonorrhea and chlamydia results within six hours (communicated via SMS text). Located less than a minute north of Old Compton St, next to Burger & Lobster. Opened February 2014.
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Making a Molehill out of a MountainLike most gay men, I know the importance of being tested regularly and I, like many others, find it really daunting each time I am done. However, I was really surprised how stress-free and almost pleasurable my first visit to DSE was. The reception is bright and colourful and someone was on hand to show me the terminals and explain how to register. All of the awkward questions were answered by pressing a button rather than talking and, once registered I was handed my test kit and went off to a nicely apportioned room where a helpful video guided me through taking the samples and swabs I needed. My specimens disappeared through a vacuum tube to be analysed while I went downstairs for the finger and blood tests. Here, once again a pleasant surprise awaited as one of the friendliest people I've ever met came and took me into her office for the tests. She explained everything that was happening and was a very calming influence on me as we did the necessary. We had a brief talk about things and, although the message was pretty obvious, at no point did I feel I was being lectured or patrionised. The HIV result was pretty much instantaneous and the rest of the results were texted to me within a few hours. This was a great experience and whether its your first ever test or you are a veteran then DSE is to my mind definitely the place I would recommend.First to Review
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