Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
STIs are passed on through unprotected vaginal sex, oral sex, anal sex, sharing sex toys and close genital contact. The most common symptom of an STI is NO SYMPTOM AT ALL……. many people are unaware that they have an STI! If left untreated, STIs can have lead to long-term problems such as pelvic inflammatory disease or infertility (unable to have children).
The only way to know if you have an STI is to get tested…. This is especially recommended if you have had unprotected sex, changed partner recently or if there is a risk that your partner has had sex with someone else. Once diagnosed most STIs are easy to treat with antibiotics.
At NUPAS we will give you an STI assessment. You can also get tests and treatment at your local GUM clinic, contraception and sexual health (CASH) clinic, specialist service like Brook or at your GPs. See NHS Choices website for local services: www.nhs.uk