Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed from one person to another through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex, sharing sex toys and by genital contact. Many STIs have no symptoms but can cause serious health problems if left untreated.

It is free to have a STI test and treatment. If you think you have been at risk it is important to get tested. Please call our central booking line to make an appointment on 01159 627 627.

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Sexually transmitted infections

Information on several infections including their signs and symptoms, transmission and treatment are listed below.

These infections are not sexually transmitted infections but can develop after you have had sex.

Safer Sex Information

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Some of the ways you can ensure that you are staying safe is:

  • by using condoms for vaginal or anal sex
  • by using condoms or dental dams for oral sex
  • avoid Sharing sex toys – but if you do – wash them between use or use them with condoms

HIV

What’s your status?

The only way to find out if you have HIV is to have an HIV test, as symptoms of HIV may not appear for many years. The sooner we know that someone has HIV the better the long term outcome.

If you’re worried you’ve been at risk, a test can put your mind at ease and end those worries and doubts.

HIV testing is FREE of charge on the NHS regardless of immigration status.