"Visit to the Sexual Health Clinic"
About: Royal Bolton Hospital Royal Bolton Hospital Bolton BL4 0JR
I attended the sexual health clinic this morning via the walk in service. Arrived at 0830 and was seen at 0930 (I can live with that). The doctor was lovely, the support worker was a bit grumpy but did cheer up towards the end of the consultation. The bit that was not good was that it takes a week to ten days to get a HIV result back. This is totally unacceptable in this day and age. Most clinics do rapid same day testing these days. Then the doctor said "we will text your results with either a message saying all your results are negative or please contact the clinic for a further appointment". Can you imagine getting the latter message when you have had an anxious 10 day wait. I had a full sexual health screen so to get that message tells me nothing!!!
In the end I drove to Manchester and had a same day test done which was negative thank God. It's says on the sexual health web site "we understand how anxious waiting for a HIV test can be so we aim to get the results back ASAP" I don't think so!