All Sandyford sexual health services are inclusive, they are supportive, non-judgmental and sensitive to individual’s needs. The services are free of charge and confidential. You don't need to see your GP or another health professional first.
You can book and manage some types of appointment online and our 'HIV When to Test Tool' lets you easily find out your recommended HIV testing routine.
In the further information section on this page there are links to Sandyford and other organisations who provide information about sexual health and a range of health topics for gay, bisexual and all men who have sex with men.
Services available at Sandyford for gay, bisexual and all men who have sex with men.
For some men it’s recommended to test every 12 months, for other men it’s every 3 months. This can depend on what kind of sex you like to have, how many men you usually have sex with or what you know about the HIV status of the man or men you have sex with. Use the When to Test tool to find out more about HIV testing guidance. Planning ahead and taking control will give you the benefit of knowing you'll be taking care of your sexual health.
Some men think they don’t need to test because they don’t have lots of hook-ups or think their own HIV status is the same as their last test even if that test was a long time ago. But it is really important to test. Use the When to Test tool to find out more about HIV testing guidance.
Our interactive question and answer tool lets you easily find out your recommended HIV testing routine in a few simple steps.
At many of our services we run test only clinics (express test) to make your routine sexual health check-up as easy and hassle free as possible. The practitioner seeing you will offer you a sexual health check; however, they will not be able to examine you or answer any clinical questions you may have about your sexual health or sexually transmitted infections. If you have any other needs or there are other supports required they will explain to you how to organise a more appropriate appointment for you to have these needs met by a member of the clinical team.
Watch these videos to find out how to book, what happens when you attend an express test and how to get your results at Sandyford.
Below are useful links on Sandyford and other organisations websites.
Information about depression, anxiety and other mental health topics.
Information and resources to have enjoyable and pleasurable sex safely.
Information and resources to help understand alcohol use and sex.