Inside One Of London’s Busiest Sexual Health Clinics | Sex Map Of Britain

Inside One Of London’s Busiest Sexual Health Clinics | Sex Map Of Britain


Feet on the edge. Fantastic.
Legs nice and relaxed. I’m just going to move the skin to see if everything
looks all right. I think you’ve got a bit of thrush
going on down here. Just going to feel on your groin to
see if you’ve got any swelling. Is that ticklish? Yes. Sorry! When you take it out, I always say
you want it to look like a Santa hat or a sombrero. If you see it that
way, it’s more like a Smurf hat. Oh, God. No disasters,
but there’s always a drama. Barnaby? I’m Joel,
I’m one of the doctors. Nice to meet you. I understand the reason
you’re here today is because of some sex
over the weekend. Yeah, on Sunday. Is that the first time
you’d had sex with them? Yeah. Did you use any drugs at all? Yeah. What drugs do you use? OK. OK. You lose a lot of your inhibitions
when you’re having chemsex. And you’ll do things that
you really wouldn’t do sober. When I get high enough,
you can sleep with, like, six or seven people in one night,
in rotation. I think I’ve had four injections
for gonorrhoea. Maybe chlamydia three times. Having lost my virginity at 18,
in four years, that’s not so bad. Hopefully. Now, this is telling us
your HIV status six weeks ago, so it’s not telling us anything
about yesterday, also not telling us anything about
any other sex in the last six weeks. CREW MEMBER: How do you feel about
doing this test? Absolutely fine, I’ve done it
quite a few times. And you were bottom without condoms,
is that right? Yeah. I feel very embarrassed,
for some reason, asking somebody to put a condom on. So I think I’ve just got into
the habit of not using one. Some people are more vulnerable to
getting infections, because they’re more vulnerable
as people. And it’s harder for them to
negotiate the kind of sex they want and it’s harder for them
to insist on using condoms. OK, I can see, Barney,
there’s just one dot there, which means it’s a negative test. It’s what they use to freeze
the warts. Sorry. That’s OK! Ooft! Sexual infections are kind of like
Russian roulette – you can be lucky and have sex
with loads of people and not get anything, or you can have sex with one person
and catch something. Charles? Hi, good morning,
how are you? All right, so, you’re here for
some condoms and an STI screening? Yeah. That’s all it is. I was with a long-time girlfriend
for a long time. And once that kind of ended,
you know, I just went all out. Not really
thinking about the consequences. CREW MEMBER: What are we talking? It’s not triple figures yet,
but it’s not far off. And, obviously, with all
the online stuff, Tinder, it’s so easy and accessible to
meet people. Sex is pretty available
if you want it. And that is the worry, as well,
the people you’re meeting, you don’t really know them
that well. And I’m not even asking
whether not they’re on the pill or what their contraception is,
it’s just kind of happening. And regretting it after, to be fair. There’s a lot of times after
I’ve just regretted it completely. But I seem to keep going back to it. Let me write the number down
so I can register you online. Are you worried? Yeah. You are worried.
I’m worried, yeah. I’ve been putting it off
for a long time. I like to think
I’ve got away with it so far. But this week is going to be
nervous for me. I can’t wait to call them up
and get the results, yeah. I’ve been with my partner
for about four, five months now. And we both decided we don’t want to
use condoms anymore. And so…I’ve been having
some discharge. We ask everyone, did you had sex
with anybody else? No! It can’t be me,
I haven’t done nothing! I mean, no, yeah, it can’t be me. I think he’s gone and messed around,
and he’s come back to me, and I’ve been given something… Ugh! It sucks, it really sucks. So, this is for the chlamydia
and gonorrhoea swab. Just pop this inside your vagina
and rotate it. Inside, OK? I’ll close
the curtain for you. Things like chlamydia,
Trichomoniasis, gonorrhoea – it’s treatable, but when you have
a positive result, it can have a really big impact
on that relationship. It could potentially break
a relationship. Sharp scratch. He’s probably walking out right now,
thinking he’s a free man, no-one knows nothing. While I’m sitting here
getting myself checked out. That’s the reality of it,
do you know what I mean? But someone’s misbehaved. So someone’s going to get
kicked to the curb. Yeah, look, the results are back,
it’s not great. She’s got a box in her hands. I know what that means. It’s thrush. So you have some candida, OK? Thrush?! Yeah. No way! You’ll be pleased to know. Thrush?! Oh, yeah, I’m very pleased
to know that. It’s not sexually transmitted. He’s cool, he’s all right. It’s thrush. Due to…tight panties, probably. Got to get some new ones. Patient number 68. There’s a lot of patients that will
come in and recognise me and be like, “Hi,
you had me last time.” But when you do see a regular, you’re thinking, “Oh, my God.” You start checking,
“When did I see him,” or, “When did I see her?” Hi, how are you? Good, thanks.
And you? I finally managed to get in contact
with him this afternoon, and, erm… he was saying
that he was HIV-positive, and then that it was 50% my fault, because I didn’t say to
use a condom. I can see where with the shame that
comes with it, why he may not say. I mean, he should have, but I should
have used a condom as well, so. Going to get those results by phone, and they should be ready on Friday. People can come with all sorts of problems
to the sexual health clinic. Sometimes it’s not related to
a sexually transmitted infection. I’ve got a young woman
in the consultation room, she thinks she might be pregnant,
but it doesn’t sound great, she’s in some pain. I went over to A&E
and they told me to come over here. My doctor hasn’t got an appointment
for another two weeks, and I just wondered if there is
anything you could do for me to help me?
Because I am in so much pain. OK. I got pregnant
when I was 17, miscarried. It kind of feels like the last time. I can feel it specifically
on one side my tummy as well, and I had to leave work today because I was just doubled over
in pain, it was just ridiculous. Yeah. I’ve been with my partner
for about a year and a half. I do try to come in round about
every six months anyway. And when did you last have sex? Erm… Maybe last week, Thursday? OK. And was that with your partner? Yeah. And was that with condom
or without condoms? Without condoms,
but I’ve been taking my pill, so I was like, wahey! And then, going back from him, when was the last time you had sex
with someone other than him? Oh, Jesus Christ. When I was, like, 17? OK. WHISPERING: Is she? Is she pregnant?
Yeah. So, the thing we’re worried about
is pregnancy outside of the womb. So I’m going to go and explain that
to her. Poor girl. So, we’ve just done the pregnancy
test… Go on. ..and it’s positive. If it’s OK with you,
I’m going to get that scan. Absolutely. So, your appointment
is booked for tomorrow at 4pm. Mmm-hmm. Any questions? No, I’m done. I’m going home to
probably cry. I’m upset about the fact
that I’m in so much pain, and I know I’m probably
going to miscarry again. Whoa! Shit! Ugh. I’m about to have a fag. Judge me at your will. I’m not bothered right now. Hi, Mum. I’m pregnant. I’m pregnant. I don’t know, I’ve got an
appointment tomorrow, scan. Because there’s chance I
could miscarry again. Erm, I’m kind of afraid at
the moment. Don’t really… Yeah. As long as you’re there, that’s all
I need. Love you too, Mum, bye. Patient number 73. PHONE DIALS Hello? Hello. Hi, is that Selina? Hi, speaking. Oh, hi, it’s Joe calling from
Homerton Hospital. Are you able to talk at the moment? I am. OK. The test for
trichomonas or TV, was positive. So we need you to come back into the
clinic and get treatment for that. No! OK. This is fucking bullshit. It’s frustrating, I know. It didn’t show up on the test you
had done on Thursday, possibly because you had thrush
at the time. Yeah. It might have got in the way
and just stopped us from being able to see
the trichomonas. So we need to give you
some treatment, and also to give your partner some
treatment as well. Yeah. Ugh! I’m so pissed off. This is hard, you know, because… This is actually hard, like. This is fucking hard, because
fucking hell, like… You can’t trust many people, and
then you trust someone
and they break it. I can’t never go back with him. And I really liked him. I’ve had a sleepless night, still in
a lot of pain, but I’m pretty much just worried
about the baby at this point. Oh, there’s going to be cold and
jelly, ain’t it? Yeah, cold jelly. I’ve done this before. I’ve got me mum with me this time,
so, makes everything so much better. There’s the beginnings of the
pregnancy in there, called a yolk sac. But it’s too early to see a baby
with a heartbeat, all right? So you are going to need another
scan in a couple of weeks’ time. But we know it’s in the right place,
that’s the main thing, OK? That’s what we expect to see at five
weeks and two days. Are you happy with this
pregnancy, or…? I’ve got no idea. No idea. So you’re going to think about what
you want to do. Just time to digest it all. Once you have a kid, your whole
life is… Not down the drain, but your whole
life is for them, you know what I mean? Just the thought of a baby, someone
that’s dependent on me. I mean, I’m just learning how to be
independent myself. Please don’t, because I’ll
start crying! Bowel pain, because Danielle’s had
diarrhoea and upset stomach over the last four weeks. It’s more likely to
be bowel spasms. Eat little and often, lots
of fluids, and it will settle
itself down. Five weeks and two days. I’m not upset. I’m a responsible adult. Sort of girlfriend I liked the most,
I ended it, because I wanted to have sex with
other people. And since I’ve ended it, slept with
other people, I’ve regretted it. So, for me, getting tested is a time
for me to move on and, yeah, refresh and settle down
properly sometime. Do you want her back? Yeah, I do, yeah. I do want her back, yeah. Couldn’t really sleep last night,
to be fair. If it is clear, I’ll be very lucky.
Very lucky. RINGING TONE So, my ID number is 107629. That’s great. Thank you
for your help. Bye. I’m really pleased with that. I can’t hide it.
I can’t hide it. It’s really, really pleasing
to hear. Wow. Yes. I can’t believe it! I can’t believe it. I know people who’ve gone on holiday
for a week and had one one-night stand, they’ve got chlamydia
or something. Why have I got so lucky? Reaching a point where you’re really
worried about having an infection, can sometimes be a bit of a
reality check. But, for some people, it doesn’t make as much of
an impression on how important it is for them to change the type of sex
they’re having, or their behaviour in the future. You look happy. Hmm? You look happy.
Yeah, it’s a relief. Just effort, scheduling and working
around STIs. Nobody really wants to do it. So it’s more the inconvenience to
life than anything else at the moment? Yeah, that’s
literally it. I don’t want to alarm you, but I don’t think I would have been
that upset at all. It, like, it’s… I guess I’ve been in a lot of
situations where the risk of HIV is quite big. And that feeling of, for a month and not knowing whether
you have it on whether you don’t, it’s a very hollow feeling. I hope that it’s only a
matter of time before I start being more
practical about using protection. Because I think it’s just a matter
of having the confidence to ask somebody to put a condom on. But it’s not really something that
you bear in mind when you’re having chemsex.

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